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Monique J. DuFour/ Winter Issue

Monique J. DuFour is a self-taught expressive abstract painter known for creating “Healing Art”. Monique began painting in 2013 after returning from a trip to the South of France.  After a lifetime in the corporate world she pursued her art career with passion and love, embracing new challenges and spiritual growth. Monique paints with unbridled spontaneity from the heart . She is an intuitive self-taught painter. she paints with music and music paints through her, orchestrating a symphony of colors, movements, energies, and vibrations.

Life, music, colors and nature are her sources of inspiration, and her paintings are a journey for both the artist and the viewer. She identifies herself as painting from the inside out, she paints from personal feelings and experiences, and her art is her process of story telling. 

She exudes, “It is indeed a journey and I have chosen to share it through my art.”

She has received many honors and accolades for her art and her collectors span the globe. In November 2018 she relocated from Canada and is now living in Orba, Spain.

Monique’s many exhibitions include: solo shows at Beach House, Torrevieja, Spain; La Macina di san Cresci, Tuscany, Italy; and Hall of Art, Feltmate, Delibato & Heagle, Burlington, Ontario, Canada; among others. Her several group exhibitions were those held at Galerie Sonia Monti, Paris France and Art Gallery of Burlington, Ontario, Canada. She was also selected for a juried exhibition by Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. Recent finalist and awards in juried exhibitions (2022-2023) include the Healing Power of Arts, J Mane Gallery and Camel Back Gallery, Art Fluent, Fusion, Gallery Ring, Color 365, Helvet Art, HMVC Gallery, Grey Cube Gallery, Artrepreneur , J. Mane Gallery, KBM Art Gallery, Las Laguna Art Gallery, Light Space and Time Art Gallery, Teravarna, Kooness.

In addition, Monique participated in a Charity Art Auction to help support Women’s Shelter Burlington, ON, Canada. Singulart Charity Art Auction to benefit Doctors of the World (November 2022). Her painting “Dawn” was featured in the “Pantone Colors of the Year: Rose Quartz and Serenity Collection” on the renowned Saatchi Art’s homepage. Her art has been selected several times to be included in Singulart’s Featured Collections. In addition, she is the recipient of Artist Residencies in Italy.


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