Painter and sculptor Nanouk Weijnen grew up in the Netherlands, at the Friesian horses stud farm of her parents.
This way and by her father being a judge of Friesian horses, she learned to look objectively to all animals at an early age,
searching for the right shapes and proportions of these savage and simultaneously graceful looking animals.
It is not surprising that she, after her training at the art academy in Tilburg, grazed monumental paintings to this animal.
During her career she has been further increasing painting (agriculture) animals and pets, such as rabbits, chickens, cows and dogs.
In time she began painting native wildlife and occasionally an exotic animal, like a lion from a zoo.
In terms of technique and light use Rembrandt is her big example. With a special lamp she puts her subjects in Rembrandt lighting.
Other artists which are inspiring Weijnen are Théodore Géricault en Rosa Bonheur.
Her work is part of several private and corporate collections.
Weijnen works autonomously and commissioned.