Gesine Beermann-Kielhöfer

Personal details

E-mail: gesine@gesinesgarden.com
Website: www.gesinesgarden.com

Education

  • 1989-1994: Hochschule der Künste, Berlin
  • Since 2010 Botanical Artist: Participation in multiple workshops and courses taught by Beverly Allen, Helen Allen, Anne-Marie Evans, Jenny Phillips, Anita Walsmit Sachs, Fiona Strickland.

Technique

Watercolour on paper or on vellum

Membership

  • Member of the Dutch Society of Botanical Artists
  • Member of the ASBA (American Society of Botanical Artists)

Method

I grew up in the south of Germany, where my family had a huge garden. My parents, both biologists, liked to visit the local Botanical Garden with me, and my father encouraged me to draw plants.

I studied Fashion Design at the Fine Arts School in Berlin. During this time, I focused on textile design and figure drawing.

After working in Hamburg, I moved to the Netherlands. I live near the sea and I love to stroll around in the dunes. The smell of the humid sand and the wild flowers remind me of my childhood, when I used to spend the summers in Zeeland.

At the Hortus Botanicus in Leiden I took part in different workshops and master classes from Anita Walsmit Sachs, Ann-Marie Evans, Jenny Philips and Helen Allen.

The beauty of nature always fascinated me and I love detail.

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