Dutch born Mirelle Vegers (1975) is a creative spirit and self taught artist with a fascination for horses. Best described as a vibrant hurricane of creative energy!
Mirelle’s drive and passion for her art can be felt in every brush stroke of her work. Her knowledge about her subjects, years of experience and pleasant and open way of communicating is appreciated by her clients, with some coming back for it especially.
Mirelle realized the ambition to make art her professional career a few years ago. In 2011, with the arrival of her son, she changed course and focused on the niche specialization of depicting horses. Convincing the viewer with a certain flair and elegance with each applied brushstroke.
Mirelle gives her own contemporary signature touch to the tried and tested techniques of the ‘Old Masters’. Light and dark interplay, the use of paint and the smooth surfaces of her canvas can sometimes trick the viewer into thinking they are gazing at a real horse.
Mirelle's starting point is not to paint photo-realistic, but with feeling and full understanding of her subject. Combining her professional training as a graphic designer to compose, using her painter's eye, talent and skill to create.
Mirelle is an exhibiting artist, with work sold internationally. A long-standing member of the professional equine artist collective Paard Verzameld and is represented by its gallery. With exhibits in a gallery in the United Kingdom and art agents in the United Kingdom and the United States, Mirelle’s work can be found across the globe.
I am Mirelle, a creative mind with an insatiable ambition to share the best of my talents with my clients. Taking them on my journey to merge the contemporary with the past, to create an unique and timeless work of art.
I challenge myself with annual projects such as the ‘30-day challenge’ where I paint ‘a painting a day’ and my participation in the monthly Paard Verzameld Art Challenge, immersing myself in the different styles that the art world offers me. Learning new techniques and picking up influences as I go. Adding to a new 21th-century art movement called “Imprealism”.
My participation in the television program ‘Sterren op het Doek’ (2020, NPO) where I was invited to portray Dutch talk show host Eva Jinek, has opened doors for me to the other world of portraits, but ... still with the ‘Mirelle Vegers twist’.
My goal is to make equine art accessible for every person who is willing to come with me on my path. I go the extra mile to create something truly outstanding. To create a work of art that stirs the heart, makes the brain think and gives a sense of recognition to the viewer. Only then can I say that the work has been successful for me.
To do what you do, be who you are, and live for what you create. That is my mission, my dream but also my reality. To use my given talent to produce works of art of outstanding quality, that stand the test of time and will be regarded as an asset in anyone's home. Something to treasure. To be able to say, ‘I am an Artist!’ With every fiber of my being, in heart and soul.
To be able to stir public with my art. To be able to correctly depict a feeling or emotion on the canvas To be a bridge between old painting techniques and modern materials. Art with its own style, its own philosophy and its own feeling.
Imprealism or the Imprealistic School is a movement of contemporary painting that shows a fusion of classical realistic and impressionistic painting. The subjects in the work are often an image of stillness, purity and simplicity. People, nature and the landscape tell an important story in this. The layered use of color in imprealism is built up in the underpainting with classic earth colors, the brushstroke is smooth, suggestive and with keystrokes. The important parts (focal points) in the painting contain many small, colorful, transparent keys, varied edges and details in very realistic tones. However, there is no hyperrealism, brushstrokes clearly remain visible up to the focal points.