Also a professional classical musician, Stoppelenburg created paintings illustrating works by great composers.

Selections of her version of Mussorgsky's 'Pictures at an Exhibition were projected on a big screen during a performance of this piece by the Peoria Symphony.

Her works were also used as opera sets, music festival posters and CD covers.

Arts organizations that have used Josefien's art:

Arizona Bach Festival, Peninsula Music Festival, International Chamber Opera Festival Zwolle (Netherlands), Green Lake Festival of Music, Peoria Symphony, Northwestern University Contemporary Music Ensemble.

Enjoy 3 videos with Josefien's paintings about Ravel's Mother Goose Suite:

Mother Goose Suite: Laideronette

Mother Goose Suite:Sleeping Beauty

Mother Goose Suite:Tom Thumb