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

Meet & Greet

28 May. 2022

LAAG-KEPPEL - Until 2 July, Kunst of Art organizes the exhibition 'Nature is calling' by Sonja Brussen in her church in Laag-Keppel. Sonja Brussen will be present on Saturday afternoon, May 28 between...

Solo Kunst of Art

19 May. to 2  Jul. 2022

From May 19 to July 2, 2022, a large selection of my latest work can be seen in the beautifully renovated church of Kunst of Art in Laag Keppel. "Nature is calling" is the appropriate title of my solo exhibition. Nature in its...

Huntenkunst 2022

20, 21 en 22 May. 2022

Finally it's time again "Huntenkunst" can take place again I'm looking forward to it again. It is a well-organized Contemporary Art fair where artists themselves are present. Huntenkunst is an annual international art...

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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...

Flower zone

22 Jun. 2022

It was a short walk and it is quite warm, but at the end of the boulevard along the cycle path I found a special spot. The cyclists flash past me, but I only have eyes for this piece of nature. An interested cyclist paused...

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