Artist Cornelis vanSpronsen

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Born in the Netherlands, I spent my formative years in Holland, Indonesia and France before moving to the United States. I have enjoyed painting since I received my first set of oil paints when I was 12 years old. My career was spent as an art director, graphic artist and designer and I operated my own design studio for 25 years before dedicating my time exclusively to painting.  
My love of the impressionist and post impressionist movements has influenced my painting style and is evident in my tendency to loose, gestural and immediate brushwork.
 I participate in juried en plein air events, nationwide juried competitions and I also paint studio commission work. My ongoing national and international travels continue to be inspiration for much of my subject matter. 
Honorable Mention and Award of Recognition: Paint Grand Traverse 2019 Invitational
First Place: 2019 Northport Plein Air Event
Best in Show: 2018 Northport Plein Air Event
Best in Show: 2018 Great Lakes Bay En Plein Air
2018 Oil Painters of America (OPA) Salon Show of Traditional Oils, Traverse City
Best in Show: 2018 St. John's Plein Air Festival
Best in Show: 2017 Great Lakes Bay En Plein Air Juried Division
Second Place: 2017 Great Lakes Bay En Plein Air Quick Draw
Judge 2017 Jackson Civic Arts Association Plein Air
Best Brighton View 2017 Livingston Plein Air Event
Judge 2017 FRESH Plein Air Milford
Second Place: 2016 Great Lakes Plein Air Juried Division
First Place: 2016 Glen Arbor Plein Air Paint Out Juried Division
Second Place: 2016 Traverse City Crooked Tree Gallery Plein Air Paint Out
Honorable Mention: 2015 Great Lakes Bay En Plein Air Juried Division
Third place: 2014 Dexter Plein Air Festival Juried Division
Detroit Scarab Club
Crooked Tree Arts Center
The American Impressionist Society
Oil Painters of America
The Michigan Plein Air Painters
The International Plein Air Painters Artists Organization
The Plein Air Painters Group
The Glen Arbor Art Association
The Great Lakes Plein [...]

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