Her heart started beating faster
As a little girl Mirelle had a passion for horses. Her mother had to strap her to the buggy otherwise she would run off into the meadows towards the horses. Whenever she saw horses or even heard their sounds her little heart would start beating faster. And these feelings still remain.
On her tenth birthday, she was allowed to start taking riding lessons and has built up about 18 years or riding experience. Jumping, dressage and riding in the woods have been a big part of her life.
A dream becomes real
Her passion and admiration for horses were always expressed through drawing and painting. For years she dreamed of making this her way of life. Since 2011 her dream becomes reality. And now she is working her artwork and commissioned work from inside her own art studio in Wijchen (the Netherlands).
Over the years she has literally made hundreds of equine paintings. Of which over more than 75 commissioned pieces in the past five years. Every commissioned piece has been well received. And each time it has been a great privilege to hand over the artwork to the proud owner and to experience the emotion that comes with it. It is priceless.
Mirelle has found she has a special way of connecting to horses. Working from her intuition she makes a deep connection to her subject. You are able to look the horse in the eye and experience something quite unique. It has taken her years to develop her way of creating her art but it has been worth every experience and learning curve.
"Do not fixate on one thing. Look beyond & you'll discover passion, warmth & creativity."
- Mirelle -
28 February 1975
Zomertaling 131-5, 6601 DW Wijchen
+31 (0)6 3879 6523
1986-1992 HAVO (secular school)
1992-1996 Grafisch Lyceum Eindhoven (Graphic Design)
1996-2003 Working at communication and design agencies
2003 Started as an entrepreneur under the name of “FrenkDesign” with graphic designs and artwork
2011 Realisation of her own art studio in Wijchen “Paardenportretten met karakter” (Equine portraits with character)
2017 Name change to Mirelle Vegers Equine Art
The being that is the horse
fine art | figurative | realism | modern
17th Century classical painting techniques 2016 / 2017
Oil / Acrylic / Panel / Canvas / Linen
ICAS Vilas Art Gallery - Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire, UK (2018 - current)
Art Vinkeveen, Kristien van Elteren (2013 - 2014)
"Summer Art 2018" group exhibit, july - august, ICAS Vilas Art Gallery - Letchworth Garden City, UK | 2018
"Color of Life 2018" group exhibit, march - april, ICAS Vilas Art Gallery - Letchworth Garden City, UK | 2018
Kunstraffinaderij, Nijmegen, group | 2017
Annual Dutch Art Fair, Amsterdam, group | 2017
Gallery De Kunstmakelaar, Nijmegen, solo | 2016
Gallery De Kunstpost, Wijchen, solo | 2014
Gallery Art Vinkeveen, group | 2013
Jumping Amsterdam, group | 2013
Gallery De Kunstpost, Wijchen, solo | 2010
Gallery De Mooie Lisa, Bruchem, solo | 2009
Equestrian Plus Tour 2018
Hippisch Festijn Grave
NABK (National Association for Visual Artists)
BOK (Professional Artist Organisation)