Josefien Stoppelenburg 

LOCATION: RAW Street Fest (Venue #5)

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Dutch painter Josefien Stoppelenburg has garnered international praise and attention for her colorful and imaginative paintings. A keen admirer of Marc Chagall, Paul Gauguin and Odilon Redon, Josefien has been a lifelong student of art and art history. She has presented exhibitions in the Netherlands and the USA.

Stoppelenburgs work was used as opera sets, on the cover of a rock album, as post cards, in magazines, and her personalized paintings are in many private homes. She has exhibited her work in hospitals, galleries (such as a solo exhibition in Gallery 3 in Manitowoc) and art fairs. She painted on commission for the Boulder Bach Festival, the Peninsula Music, the Arizona Bach Festival and was the Artist in Residence of the Evanston Art Center in 2014.

Her lectures on Art and Music were featured in the Chicago Artist Month in 2014. She took part in ‘Birds in Jeopardy’ Exhibition in 2015 in the Noyes Cultural Arts Center.

Josefien’s work is inspired by nature, dreams and music. Her fascination with painting is deeply connected with her sense of musical expression.