Marijke Nita Fine Art

Welcome to my ART website.

About me


I create Wildlife and Pet Portraits, specialising in highly detailed, quality art using a range of different media, including pastel, pencil, graphite, acrylics and watercolours.


I try and capture the character of the animal with the finished product having far more depth and vibrancy than the photo reference. All my artwork is painted on fine quality archival papers using animal-free (vegan) products.

I am based both in the Netherlands and the UK. I use all my knowledge and skills from being a marine biologist, photographer and years of working as a naturalist to produce high-quality artwork of fauna, flora and of course people’s much loved pets.

The gallery shows just some of the paintings and commissions I have completed over the past few years and includes a variety of different animals.

I will be absolutely committed to producing a beautiful painting that you will love and treasure for many years to come.


It would be my pleasure to discuss any ideas or questions you may have, so feel free to contact me. I hope you enjoy browsing through my artwork-see the sliders at the top of the pages of this website and also the gallery. I also regularly post new artwork on Instagram and Facebook.


If you would like to commission your own pet/animal portrait please visit the ‘Commissions' section for more information.


I commissioned Marijke to do a triptych of our cat "Joey". It is the most lifelike rendering of him you will ever see. It truly is as if he is alive on the paper. I could not be more pleased. Marijke's work is amazing! Should you commission her to draw your beloved pet I promise, you will not be disappointed. I dealt with Marijke through email after having met her on a Arctic photography expedition in Svalbard, Norway. Her professionalism is unmatched. She communicated often with updates of her drawings. She gave great instruction on how best to preserve the drawings, frame the drawings and to my delight, she provided a time lapse video of her entire process in drawing our sweet "Joey". Thank you Marijke! SarahGray


Angus’s Portrait was delivered today and it is brilliant - it’s absolutely perfect, every part of it is so realistic and we just can’t express how thrilled we are with it! Thank you so so very much! It is a real treasure for us to keep and we will have it framed professionally in line with your very helpful and thoughtful instructions. Please feel free to share Angus’s portrait on your social media and add to the Art Gallery on your website - he’ll be extremely pleased with that! Huge thanks to you again. Jo & Paul & Angus!!!!


'Absolutely blown away with my portrait of Harley, such an amazing artist and so helpful throughout the whole process, 100% would recommend, thank you so much Marijke'. Lauren

'Zo mooi om te zien hoe of Marijke Nita onze Yip wist te vangen in haar tekening. De details zijn treffend!'. Carin


'The painting of Pronto is such a lifelike painting. The best compliment came from another dog, who knew Pronto well. She set for minutes looking up to the painting! I especially think the eyes are so beautiful! Thank you Marijke'. Nieneke


'Because of the wonderful portrait Marijke painted of our dog Gina we commissioned her to also paint our second, and younger dog, Doire. Once again Marijke has astonished us with this beautiful lifelike painting where she seems to have captured the very soul of Doire. We have now put both paintings together on our lounge wall and we enjoy them every day. Thank you again Marijke for these two beautiful paintings which shall immortalise our dear dogs, Gina and Doire'. Jan Frank and Pauline

'Our sweet Polar, a Canadian Elsatian, is no longer with us. We had to put him to sleep. What a difficult time it was. Luckily we did have many photographs. We got the idea to approach Marijke. And the decision to have a painting of Polar suited us very well. Now Polar is with us again, he hangs above our fire place. I can still feel his licks and in my mind I cuddle him. Thank you Marijke!'  


'We commissioned Marijke to ‘immortalise’ our beautiful dog Gina and she succeeded! Marijke works as a professional wildlife biologist and this, combined with her detailed drawing approach, resulted in an incredibly lifelike and exact reproduction and made this drawing a true piece of art. The drawing has a prominent place in our house and has received already many compliments from family and friends. The many hours that Marijke has put into Gina’s drawing were invaluable and certainly made the end result worth the money. Hardly a day passes when we do not look at, and enjoy, this beautiful drawing of our dear Gina. Thank you Marijke!' Pauline


'Marijke went to work with one of the many pictures we had taken of our puppy, an eight-week-old golden retriever. The result is a beautiful drawing with many, many color nuances. Made with a lot of attention and love that radiates from it. That gives a drawing an extra value compared to the many photos. Meanwhile, ou Bowie has grown six months and many kilos. Great to have a little one on the wall from that short period when they are still so small. Thanks Marijke! Beautifully done!' Annemieke

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