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 2021/2022

  • Gallery Drentsche Aa, Balloo,  23 mei t/m eind 26 sept 2021. 
  • Museum Møhlmann, Appingedam, 8 aug t/m 3 okt 2021. 
  • Katwijk en Plein Air, Duna atelier, 4 sept t/m 31 okt 2021. 
  • Gallery Année, Haarlem, Uitgelicht, 2021. 
  • Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam, 27 t/m 31 okt, 2021. 
  • Museum Møhlmann, Appingedam, 10 okt t/m 19 dec 2021. 
  • Gallery Hoeve Rijlaarsdam, Nieuwkoop, 15 t/m 21 nov 2021. 
  • Pulchri Studio, Den Haag, 4 t/m 30 dec 2021.
  • Gallery Année, Haarlem, werk in stock , 2021. 
  • Gallery Posthuys, De Koog, werk in stock, 2021.
  • Gallery Pfundt, Berlijn, werk in stock, 2021. 
  • Gallery Ruigewaert, Appingedam, doorlopend 2021.
  • Gallery RitsArt, Maassluis, werk in stock, 2021. 
  • Huntenkunst 2022, Ulft, 20, 21, en 22 mei 2022. 

Already been

  • Zandvoorts Museum, Zandvoort, 7 mei tot 15 aug 2021. 
  • Painting festival Noordwijk, 5 t/m 11 juli 2021.
  • Museum Staal, Solo, Almen, 2 juni 2020 t/m 28 maart 2021. 
  • Gallery Année, Haarlem, 21 nov t/m 30 jan 2021. 
  • Gallery Pfundt, Berlijn, dec t/m jan 2021. 
  • Haagse Schooldag , Nieuwkoop, 4 sept 2021. 
  • Katwijk en Plein Air 2021, 28 aug t/m 4 sept,  2021. 

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Katwijk en Plein Air

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