Artist helps cancer survivors, anorexia sufferers and burn victims regain body confidence

Mail Online | 10/16/2019 | Freya Drohan For
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An artist is working to inspire confidence in breast cancer sufferers, anorexics, abuse victims, and burns patients by turning their bodies into beautiful paintings for stunning photo shoots.

For the past three years, Dutch artist Anne-Claire Fleer has been using body paint to help women of all backgrounds increase their self-worth and regain confidence.

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Anne-Claire, who divides her time between London, Los Angeles, and the rest of the world paints these women's bodies with abstract prints, letting them blend in with colorful canvases behind them in order to turn them into living works of art - rather than a subject to be judged or objectified.

Anne-Claire's long-standing mission is to change the world's perspective on body image, one person at a time.

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As word spreads about her work, she receives requests every day from women who have been through difficult times, and want to make certain phases of their life with a poignant reminder.

Women that reach out have been through traumatic ordeals, such as breast cancer, eating disorders, life-threatening burns, alopecia or abuse.

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'They want to fall back in love with their bodies and embrace what their bodies can do for them, rather than seeing their bodies as weak and helpless,' Anne-Claire told

As many of these women may be paying for medical expenses or not in a position to afford to pay for one of Anne-Claire's sessions, during Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2019 the artist is promoting an 'empower others, by empowering yourself' concept.

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For every female empowerment body paint session sold, she will give one breast cancer survivor the opportunity to get her body painted for empowerment, free of charge.

'This is a unique opportunity for men and women to contribute to the increase of body confidence in the often forgotten post-breast cancer community,' Anne-Claire said.

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