Hendrik-Jan Geerars

Personal details

Born in Amersfoort 22-5-1950

Eurokade 10
1060 RZ Amsterdam
the Netherlands

Mobile:  0031 (0)6 531 925 45
E-mail: hendrikjan.geerars@gmail.com

Education

  • 2019: Silvana Rava, 5-day course watercolour ‘bagnato su bagnato’, Il Tremezzo, Italy.
  • 2019: Margriet Honingh, 2-day course drawing and painting Strelitzia, Tylers Museum, Haarlem
  • 2018: Anita Walsmit Sachs 4-day course Scientific illustration plants, Hortus Atelier Den Haag.
  • 2018: Elaine Searle 5-day course ‘Wildflowers from the Field.’Il Collaccio’, Umbrië, Italy.
  • 2017: Elaine Searle 5-day course ‘Wild Orchids’, ‘Il Colaccio’, Umbrië. Italy.
  • 2016: Elaine Searle, 5-day course ‘Roses’, ’Il Collacio’, Umbrië. Italië.
  • 2016: Anne-Marie Evans, 4-day course ‘ruimtewerking in botanische kunst’, Lisse.
  • 2014: Hellen Allen, 5-day course,’Lumps & Bumps’ Hortus Leiden
  • 2013: Anita Walsmit Sachs, 4-day course Spring, Hortus Leiden.
  • 2013: Sigrid Frensen, Course coloured pencil, Zuidhorn.
  • 2013: Anita Walsmit Sachs, 4-day course ‘voorjaarsbloeiers’, Hortus Leiden.
  • 2012: Anita Walsmit Sachs, 4-day course Autumn, Hortus Leiden.
  • 2012: Anita Walsmit Sachs, 5-day course ‘voorjaarsbloeiers’ Hortus Leiden.
  • 2011: Elaine Searle ‘White Flowers’ 5-day course Hortus Leiden
  • 2010: Anita Walsmit Sachs in Hortus Leiden, 5-day course botanical drawing and painting and 2-days drawing with a binocular at the Herbarium Leiden.
  • 2008: Anita Walsmit Sachs in Hortus Leiden 5-day course botanical drawing and painting and 2-days drawing with a binocular at the Herbarium Leiden.
  • 1978-1979 Tamagawa Gakuen University, Tokyo, Japan: Keramiek.
  • 1969-1975: Akademie voor Beeldende Vorming te Amersfoort: Akte MO A en B Handvaardigheid 1975.

Several Masterclasses by Anita Walsmit Sachs (on invitation).

Working experience

  • 1999-2011: Docent Beeldende Vorming en Activiteiten aan de HvA, opleiding Ergotherapie.
  • 1975-1999; Docent Beeldende Vorming en Activiteiten aan de Hogeschool van Amsterdam, opleiding SPH

Membership

  • Dutch Society of Botanical Artists (VBKN)
  • American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA)

Techniques

Ink, watercolour and graphite.

Method

I have learned from nature from an early age. The transient nature, living and dead, remains the source of inspiration for my work.

After a career in which I made students familiar with working in materials, I started to make images again.

My professional training has been focused on ceramics and spatial design. In recent years I have have made myself familiar with botanical drawing and painting in watercolour and ink. Since September 2016 I am an Associated Member and from October 2019 Full Member of the Dutch Society of Botanical Artists.