Portrait of your deceased horse(s)

Regularly, I talk to people who had to let go of their friend;

I can say from my own experience that the grieving process is often very hard. The loss of your loved horse can trouble you for years afterwards. It is something that is always present in your daily life. Deep inside, the desire to be with your horse is present. Sometimes it is so dominantly present that it influences your functioning in daily life.





Look your horse in the eye again

What if I tell you that it is possible to feel the presence of your friend again? What is worth for you to feel your friend by your side again? It is my special talent to make contact with your horse’s soul. You'll not only see your horse but also feel it. You’ll feel its energy. You’ll really look your horse in the eye through the paint, because your horse is still there for you. Not in its earthly form, but as energy. 




“I help you to never miss your friend so much again” 




Have your horse close

I have helped several people who, just like you do, miss their friend enormously. They put their trust in me to beautifully paint their horse. They can tell you how good it feels to have your horse close to you again. Because the missing hurts, letting go is the hardest part. I am here to help and support you so that the emptiness becomes less.



“I couldn't find the right artist. Until I saw Mirelle’s work. I was so happy that she could work with the old photos of my deceased horses. And when I saw the first photos of the painting in progress I knew it… I chose the best!”


- Jolanda de Wit from Gouda, The Netherlands - 







From contact to painting



Personal contact: During this first contact, we talk about your wishes, I respond to your questions, I advise if wanted and we discuss our agreement.




Order confirmation: After our first meetup, I send you an order confirmation containing all the things we agreed on. In this way, it always clear for both parties what we agreed. After you signed it, we will make an appointment to meet.




Getting to know you: I would really like to meet you and your horse in person. If your horse is deceased, it is important to have videos and/or photos of good quality. If this is not possible, then a meeting through video conference call is optional.  




Creating your portrait: I’ll create your portrait in my studio. I will engage you in this process from the beginning to the end.




Handing over your portrait: when the portrait is done, we will make an appointment to hand over your portrait. This is always a special moment. When this is not an option, the portrait can be shipped internationally.




Yes, I wish to have a portrait made







Portraits of horses from 60 or 70 cms

(starting at 1 horse, head and neck in a simple composition)


Oil paint on panel with basic frame
(decorative framing possible, price on request)

  • 70 cm from €2500
  • 100 cm from €3500
  • 150 cm from €4300


Drawings (charcoal or graphite) on paper

  • 60 cm from €950
  • 100 cm from €1500


Small Pet Portraits


More than one horse or a horse together with a dog/cat or just dog/cat;
other sizes or other materials or linen:

Price upon request


travel fee in The Netherlands:

€0,30 per kilometer


Travel fee abroad:

ticket and stay


International shipping:

Price upon request


We take care of (decorative) frameworks and framing of your artwork. Pricing upon request.


Payment arrangements


The portraits that I create are custom made. The price of your portrait depends on the material, size and composition (one or more horses or persons). During our first appointment we will talk about what kind of portrait you want and I will give you a customized indication of charge.




Especially for you: attend a live painting session and an exclusive lunch

When you ask me to portray your dear horse(s) and you are in the area (The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg) during the time of the painting proces, then I will add the option for you of attending a live painting session. You can be present in my studio when I’m working on the portrait of your horse. There will be time to talk, you can tell me about your horse or what ever you experiencing or just be present. Just to provide a very special moment that I wish give you with all my heart.

You choose the moment you wish to be present. We will arrange it after you have received a status update on the progress of your portrait. Whenever you feel it is the right moment.


Together with this you’ll receive an exclusive lunch with yours truly at a local restaurant.



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Your horse is waiting for you

It is my special talent to make contact with your horse’s soul.  
The portrait will be a true reflection of your horse. Allow me to help you bring their energy back. 






“Sadly I had to let my horse Isha go after 10 years of love and friendship. The love of my life and best friend.
But now I have have a part of her back thanks to Mirelle. A portrait that feels so right, so beautiful and real.
Something that will remain with me for ever."


- Lies Gloudi from Rotterdam, The Netherlands -





"The artwork received a nice spot in our home. It has become such a great piece and I enjoy it every day!
What I truly liked about the proces is that Mirelle gave me such a warm welcome and showed so much compassion.
I am so happy I did this and not a moment too soon. Quercus was getting very sick.

The handing over of the portrait with an amazing moment with a few tears as Quercus is no longer with us. 


- Amanda Nijnatten from Zundert, The Netherlands -