My name is Tanja Kooymans, I’m an artist based in the Netherlands. I Started as a sculptor in the 1990s, when my brother died in 1997, I painted his portrait for my mother.
Thus I found out that this is the medium for me to express myself.
I moved from portraying people to portraying dogs in 2010 after adopting my Galgo Espagnol Trijn (a Greyhound from Spain). And now I paint portraits of all kinds of dog breeds and other pets.
In the carousel below a few examples of the several portraits I made of my Galga Espagnol Trijn and of my little Spanish stray mix dog Woola.