Pet and animal portraits from Dutch painter Govert Muijs

Painting an animal portrait is a fun way to immortalize your pet. By discusssing with the customer, I try to complete the painting according to their wishes. Do you want a painting of your pet? Feel free to contact me.

In my pet portraits the frame is a source of inspiration.

My work differentiates itself by having the frame painted. It appears to be almost real and you can let people step from one painting in to the other. The frame limits the Portrait, the subject wants to break through this limitation. This results in 'life' being possible outside of the frame and in better contact with the public. Consider the frame as a window, where, for example, on the other side of the glass a window cleaner cleans the window. Also with my Murals you can see that the painted subjects make contact with the real world. By painting realistically the subject takes you along.


  • TV show RTL 4
  • Natuurmonumenten (nature trust fund Netherlands)
  • NOB (national broadcast)
  • Videoland Wageningen (video store)
  • Han Peekel Produkties (TV production copany)
  • Landbouw Hogeschool Wageningen (agricultural university)
  • Television programm 't Klokhuis (educational youth TV)
  • Television programm Memories