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

  • 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. 

Already been

  • Kunst of Art, Laag Keppel, Solo-exhibition, May 19 to July 2, 2022. 
  • Painting festival Noordwijk, Jun 20 to Jun 27, 2022.
  • Gallery Drentsche Aa, Balloo,  Apr 10 to May 29, 2022. 
  • Huntenkunst 2022, Ulft, May 20, 21, 22, 2022. 
  • Water Museum Arnhem, exhibition NVZ, Feb 2 to Apr 3, 2022. 
  • Pulchri Studio, Den Haag, Jan 4 to Jan 30, 2022.


Exhibitions & news

New! Calendar

Now available. 

Just like last year, a new large double A4 (29.7 X 42 cm) calendar can be ordered. Each month houses a different painting from the season. The calendar is printed on heavy glossy premium paper. Nice as a gift...

Gallery Posthuys

Sep 7. to Okt 30. 2022

There is a good chance that Texel residents and tourists saw Sonja Brussen painting in the Mok Bay in the first weekend of September. She was busy working there and will be exhibiting new paintings in the main hall...

Museum Møhlmann

Aug 7. to  Sep 26. 2022

It has naturally become a tradition: the Magnificent Miniatures at Museum Møhlmann in Appingedam. And not least at the insistence of the artists and the public. The first ask early in the year if they can sign...

Plein Air Blog

Summer wave

30 Jul. 2022

While walking with my dog Amy I already came across this field and immediately said to myself, I will definitely come back here. And no sooner said than done :-) today was the day. Despite the heat, I was able...

Dragonfly alley

12 Jul. 2022

It was a nice warm summer day today and therefore a pleasure to paint outside. Due to the persistent drought, the ocher tones are already well on the way, but on the waterfront it was not too bad...

Laatste dag

20 Jun. 2022

The weather gods were so good to us this week, it's already the last day of Schilderfestival Noordwijk. The working conditions were ideal sun, sea and not too much wind, so we were able to paint a lot together...

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