sonja brussen Plein air impressionist

Nature in Sonja's work

"For plein-air artist Sonja Brussen, nature is the greatest source of inspiration. She sets out to capture the moment, the speed of light, the change of clouds. It is an ongoing hunt and a daily quest to capture light, air and space. Nature has fascinated her from a young age, and she captures it with a minimum of human influences. Her powerful works, which connect Impressionism and Expressionism, are painted alla prima (wet-on-wet) by Sonja Brussen. Her technique and use of colour are strong and very personal."


Harry J. Kraaij, art historian

Silent road, oil on canvas, 140 x 100 cm, 2019. #impressionist #art #painting

Exhibitions 2022/2023

  • Museum Møhlmann, Appingedam, 2 okt t/m 18 dec 2022.  
  • Galerie Ruigewaert, Garrelsweer, 28 okt t/m 18 dec 2022. 
  • Galerie Rijlaarsdam, Nieuwkoop, 17 nov t/m 27 feb 2022. 
  • Galerie Drentsche Aa, Balloo, "Wintersalon", t/m 26 mrt, 2023.
  • Galerie Ruigewaert, Garrelsweer, 6 jan t/m 5 mrt, 2023.
  • Huntenkunst beurs, 12, 13 en 14 mei 2023.
  • Duna atelier, Duo expositie, 14 april t/m 14 mei 2023.
  • Museum Møhlmann, Appingedam, 2 apr t/m 25 jun 2023. 
  • Schilderfestival Noordwijk, 19 t/m 25 juni 2023.  
  • Katwijk en plein air 2023, 1 t/m 8 juli 2023. 
  • Museum Møhlmann, Appingedam, ORT, 1 okt t/m 17 dec 2023.


Work in stock: 

  • Gallery Posthuys, De Koog, Solo-exhibition, 7 Sep to Okt 30, 2022. 
  • Museum Møhlmann, Appingedam, Aug 7 to Sept 25, 2022.
  • Gallery Rijlaarsdam, Nieuwkoop, Jun 2 to Sept 26, 2022.
  • Gallery Année, Haarlem, Jubileum exhibition, Jun 5 to Aug 30, 2022.
  • Gallery Ruigewaert, Appingedam, Jul 8 to Aug 28, 2022.
  • Museum Møhlmann, Appingedam, ORT, Okt 2 to Dec 18, 2022. 
  • Gallery RitsArt, Maassluis, Summer exhibition, 2022. 



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The world is white, cold, but also so beautiful... I had to get out and start painting. This time with my favorite willows. Nature is white with frost and that makes me warm again. In the distance a cyclist arrived who already...

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