Pet Portrait

A painting of your beloved pet/horse

A portrait forever

A lasting memory


I create small portraits under the name Pet Portraits.

You can order a small portrait of 30 x 30 cm to record your own beloved pet or horse forever or to surprise someone with a special and original gift.

A unique portrait of which only one exists. How cool is that? It will certainly move you, surprise you and it will touch you. Little art is not just a painting, it is a work of art.

Do you also want a portrait that touches you? A portrait that you keep looking at? A portrait that is an eye-catcher in the room? Then read on quickly.







How it works

You send photos of the subject to me and I start working on it. That is to say, I determine the cut-out and the color of the background. Then I make a sketch and I paint al la (immediately) in acrylic on a canvas of 30x30 cm. This yields the best and most original results. I charge an amount of 475 euros for such a unique and special painting. The control over the work (color and layout) is done by me. This promotes the creative process; see here 30 examples of works that have been received with great enthusiasm. I hope will let yourself be surprised.





Kleintje Kunst acryl portret van paard Whisper op doek geschilderd door Mirelle Vegers

I'm Gerdien Berkel from Kockengen. We had a painting made of our horse Whisper to give to my father as a farewell gift because he is retiring. I have been following Mirelle on Facebook for quite some time. I find her paintings so incredibly beautiful. She really gets her paintings to speak to you and there is always so much depth in her work. They are always so striking. I have no doubt whatsoever in purchasing one of her works. I already have 2 Pet Portraits on my own wall. In the time of her 30-day challenge, I was lucky that she chose not 1, but even 2 photos of my other horses to paint. Later on I had another Pet Portrait made of our deceased dog (Indy) for my parents. This was very emotionally received by my mother. The painting is so beautiful, really has a soul and is really Indy. My father was surprised with the artwork of Whisper. He did not expect it and feels it is very beautiful.
Would I recommend Mirelle to someone else? Absolutely, everything that Mirelle paints is beautiful! Thanks to the Pet Portraits, she offers you a possibility to own a beautiful painting on your wall of 1 of your precious animals for a smaller budget, painted by Mirelle. 


Sincerely, Gerdien





Good to know


Photography: Send in your own photo. The better the quality of the photo, the better I can see everything. * I will first assess the photo itself and report whether it is usable before starting the assignment.

Copyright: I need permission to use & edit this photo. You can request this from the relevant photographer. This is mandatory.

Data: Please fill in all requested information completely on the registration form below.

Communication: Via telephone, Skype, mail, social media and / or Whatsapp. You will receive a picture of the end result digitally before shipment. You may also pick him up yourself.

Size: 30 x 30 cm

Material: Acrylic on 3D canvas

Cost: 475 euros, including sending within NL. Outside of the Netherlands shipping costs will be added.

Payment: Deposit is 50% of the order: 237,50 euros, through the following payment link. Final payment via digital invoice upon delivery, before shipment.

Framing: Optional, additional costs of 80 euros. (Take into account longer delivery time).

Shipping: via DHL with track & trace.





Commission a Pet Portrait

Attached the registration form for your own unique small portrait.

Name + Sure Name:*
Postal code + Town:*
Phone number (plus country code):*
Picture to use for this commission:*
Permission of use:*
Prefered delivery date? (I will try to accomodate if possible):



Ask an english version of the terms and conditions via


The deposit of 237,50 euros (50% of 475 euros) is the confirmation of your commission.

For payment by bank transfer, you could use TransferWise;

Here is a step by step guide for you to follow.

these are our bank details:
IBAN: NL85 RABO 0332 4226 66
Mirelle Vegers Equine Art

Please let us know if you need any assistance, we are happy to help:



A few tips:

* Would you like to provide a good photo so that I can start immediately? Then keep in mind the following points:


  • Make sure your pet / horse is in focus on the picture. Even if he is moving.
  • Drop the light on your pet / horse on the side you want to show. Tip: photograph your animal with the sun in your back or slightly obliquely behind you, an angle of about 45 degrees. Do not let the shadow fall on the front of your pet / horse.
  • Zoom in as far as possible from a great distance to avoid perspective distortion. But make sure your pet / horse fills up the whole picture, not somewhere off in the distance (unless this is what you want).
  • Ask a friend to help you position your pet / horse so that you can see through the lens and make a good picture.
  • A crackling bag or a sound will help you to catch the attention of your pet / horse.
  • Consider whether you want your pet / horse with the whole body in the painting or only with head and neck. With only head and neck, photographer only the head with the neck and a piece of chest.
  • Do you want to put several pets / horses together on one canvas? Make sure that the shadow falls on the same side everywhere. Preferably put them all together on the photo.
  • With the horses: preferably no halters, bridles and saddles. These hide the natural shape of your horse. The size of the painting in acrylic does not provide the possibility to work very nicely here.
  •  Are you sure that it's good right away? Then call a top photographer and also have a great photo shoot.

In the case of a fully and correctly submitted application, the work will be arranged consecutively on the work list. **
If you have any questions, please contact or call 06 38 79 65 23.

** If the upload does not go well for some reason, you can also mail your request to
The photo (s) can then be sent via to my e-mail address.




You can also order a voucher