"Art enables us to find ourselves
and lose ourselves at the same time"
CAPTURING BEAUTY/CREATING ART
My name is Monique van Doorn, original from the Netherlands but now living the life of a Nomad. Because I want to explore the world, meet new people and learn from my experiences. I started with Art as my Therapy in 2009 after I was diagnosed with breast cancer. To get my mind of the fear of dying... Now a survivor I wish for other women to free themselves from all that is holding them back by baring it all. My goal is for women to feel comfortable in their own skin and to boost their confidence level. "Freedom can only be achieved once you conquer your fear. My goal is to pull women across this line."
"To Monique van Doorn, a Dutch artist, her fondness of the body of a sexy woman, turned out to be the catalyst that unleashed her talent.
Each of her drawings is a testimonial, of the inner strength and outer beauty, of her female models.
She craves the stimulation they trigger, in her mind and she wants to share this with everyone, through her drawings.
Monique has been caught on many occasions saying, that her drawings are not art...
She refers to the fact, that she doesn't make these drawings, with the thought that they should qualify for some prize or distinction.
Instead, Monique derives her kicks from the reactions and the triggers of the viewer...” by Farah Ayubi
"Sensual artist Monique van Doorn is one of those individuals who has no space for fear in her life. She has come face to face with death seven years ago when she was battling a very aggressive form of breast cancer." Text: Elizabeth Francisco