Portrait commissions

I paint commissioned portraits, animal portraits or landscapes. Please contact me to talk about any ideas you might have.

 

Boy looking at his own painted portrait

I paint people from observation, that means you will have to sit for me in my studio or your home. I will need about five 3 hour mornings of your time. These are split up in 20 minute sessions with breaks for stretching, coffee etc. Children from about 7 years old are able to sit for portraits in short 10 minute sessions with the help of audiobooks and lots of treats.

A portrait from life is not a snapshot, is not done in a fraction of a moment. It takes hours of work to complete. So a big smile is unnatural, as it would be impossible for the sitter to have sustained it. This means that I can not paint a big grin in a portrait painted from life. A real life sitter will always look more serious or pensive after a while. 

I gladly travel to paint portraits abroad.

 

Painted portrait of a girl and her dog by portrait painter Philine van der Vegte
"Daantje en Kees", oil on linen 60x80cm
Paddy Perry, oil on linen 70x50cm
Paddy Perry, oil on linen 70x50cm
Embroidered dress, oil on linen 90x60cm
Embroidered dress, oil on linen 90x60cm

"As a painter Philine captures the unique soul and character of people, animals and scenery: big and small. She portrayed our daughter with her dog: a fragment of time captured to last. An absolute recommendation." - Cile, Monnickendam

"Na het overlijden van onze uitgever Pieter Schriks op jonge leeftijd hebben wij besloten een portret van hem te laten schilderen om zijn verdiensten voor WalburgPers te herdenken. Ondanks het feit dat ze alleen met foto’s, video’s en anekdotes van collega’s en familie heeft moeten werken, heeft zij een adembenemend gelijkenis van Pieter op het doek weten te brengen. Wij kijken elke dag naar het portret en zijn blij op zo’n bijzondere manier Pieter’s herinnering in ere te kunnen houden." - WalburgPers, Zutphen

"I wanted to thank you for the truly impressive art you've made! I don't appraise much, so I just wanted to let you know what an awesome enhancement you've created, for our environment. Love and cherished thank you." - Pieter, Oakland USA

Animal Commissions

Would you like to have a painted or drawn portrait of your horse, dog or other animal? Then you can give me a commission. I paint animals from sketches and photos that I make myself. I prefer to make the paintings about life size and with a lot of artistic freedom.

 

Still life with dog and owl, commission, oil on canvas 100x200cm
Still life with dog and owl, commission, oil on canvas 100x200cm

"I love the awesome dog painting that I purchased...It's full of character and love...Bravo!" - Ronald, Encinitas USA

"Heel mooi! Die blik is zo prachtig getroffen! Dit is echt Suus. Top!" "Beetje ontroerd en stil van...zo prachtig en treffend. Dank je wel! Heel blij mee! Je hebt er fans bij...er volgen er vast meer" - Pauline, Doorn

 

Pomme, oil on canvas 40x30cm
Pomme, oil on canvas 40x30cm
Sadira's herd, oil on canvas 60x80cm
Sadira's herd, oil on canvas 60x80cm
Bas, oil on paper 25x30cm, sketch from life
Bas, oil on paper 25x30cm, sketch from life

 

PRICES

Below you can find some price indications for commissions. Prices are always agreed upon beforehand. For complicated subjects, larger paintings or detailed background, there may be a supplement. Please don't hesitate to contact me with your ideas.

I make formal portraits, child portraits, pet portraits, adult portraits and family portraits, small or large. Combinations of people and animals can work very well too!

Price indication for one subject, VAT included. Travelling expenses, complicated backgrounds, other extras and framing  not included.

 

PORTRAITS

   
50x70 cm head and shoulders €1700
60x90 cm torso with hands €2100
60x120 cm half length or child full length €2500
80x120 cm half length or child full length €2800
125x200 cm full length €4500
     
ANIMALS  or landscape, still life, interior  
15x15 cm   €350
30x40 cm cat full size €850
40x50 cm   €1000
50x70 cm dog €1500
60x80 cm large dog €1700
100x150 cm

very large dog, sheep, goat

€3000

200x250 cm

horse or cow full size

€5500

Swiss, oil on wood 70x30cm
Swiss, oil on wood 70x30cm