Would you like to have a painted or drawn portrait of yourself, your partner or your child? Then you can give me a commission. I paint 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 short breaks for stretching, coffee etc. Children from about 7 years old are able to sit for portraits in short 10 minute sessions.

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 logically 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. 

Oil painting, portrait of a gentleman in a blue shirt by artist Philine van der Vegte
Paddy, oil on linen 70x50 cm. Painted on location in Ireland.
Painted portrait of a girl and her dog by portrait painter Philine van der Vegte
"Daantje en Kees", commission 60x80cm

"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


Below you can find some price indications for commissioned portraits. Prices are always agreed 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!


Boy looking at his own painted portrait



Price indication for one subject, VAT included. Travelling expenses, complicated backgrounds, other extras and framing  excluded  
40x50 cm head or child head and shoulders €1200
50x70 cm head and shoulders €1500
60x80 cm   €1700
80x120cm half length or child full length €2400
125x200cm full length €3900

Kimo, 140x70 cm
Kimo, 140x70 cm
Brenda, 60x50cm
Brenda, 60x50cm
oil painting of a sitting girl with pink background
Paula, 80x60 cm
Frank, 200x125 cm
Frank, 200x125 cm

"Philine is een ware queen of portraits! Toen ze een paar jaar geleden begon met schilderen werd vrij snel duidelijk dat ze een eigen stijl heeft en die ontwikkelt ze verder, tot ze een Hollandse meester is.

Toen ik haar had gevraagd om een stilleven te schilderen, hebben we er met zijn tweeen uitgebreid over gepraat. Hoe zou het eruit zien, waar laat je je door inspireren, wat wil je erop hebben, etcetera. Uiteindelijk is het een fantastisch familie- en vriendenportret geworden. Niet lang daarna vroeg ik haar om nog een portret te schilderen en ik verwacht dat het niet het laatste is...." - Marike, Amsterdam

Commissioned portrait of the Dutch singer Lee Towers, for the TV programme "Sterren op het doek". Oil on linen 80x60cm.