Portraits of children by Dutch portraitist Govert Muijs

Whether i work on portraits of babies, portraits of toddlers or portraits of older children, working with children is one of the nicest aspects of my profession. Creating a realistic portrait, for example as a gift for parents and grandparents, is a major challenge.

► Take a look at examples in the children's portrait gallery

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.

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

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