We are so excited to introduce you to Fonny van Raaijen! If you have not seen her artistic animal painting work – I am pretty sure you will fall in love like I have. The image below is one of my favorite pieces! This was done on commission and you can see 2 beautiful donkeys on an old door – there is just something so special about the detail and the weathered look of the entire image.
Fonny is a painter who resides in the Netherlands and has been painting since the early 90’s. She studied painting and illustration at the School of Arts Minerva and after graduation earned a living in the catering industry but painted on the side for both individuals and businesses.
She came upon wood as a medium after finding an old fence – she played with some acrylic paint and loved the patterns and versatility that the wood brought to the finished piece.
Her transition from painting on canvas onto wood is what makes her work incredibly unique and sets her apart from other painters in our opinion.
She really takes the time to not only be inspired by the animal she is going to paint – but she evaluates every piece of wood to see how she can make the animal “fit” into the look of the wood.
We absolutely love what a giving person she is too.
Fonny is a big supporter of the World Animal Protection organization and a portion of her proceeds go to them to help fund their work in helping stop animal cruelty.
She also has a special commission for donkey paintings where proceeds go to the Stichting Opvang Ezels’ which provides homes for unwanted donkeys.
Work We Love!
Her work on these serving trays is just magical! Would definitely be proud to showcase these in our home.
I swear this cow is jumping out at me! Love the introduction of the lace accent behind the cow that just gives the whole piece such an elegant unique look and makes that cow almost life like.
This would be an AMAZING wall display! Nine wooden blocks with various painted variations of a bird will definitely be a focus in any room.
And of course – what would be animal art with a dog! Love the realism of this dog with the shadowing, textures and light that seems to exude from his eyes. Absolutely perfect – and beautiful!
Since we are particularly fond of her work because it does benefit animals, we hope you will show her some love!
You can visit her website at fonny.nl where you can purchase a painting or even have a special commission made just for you. Make sure you stop by her gallery to see all the beautiful work she has done!