Wapke Coolen-Spaans

Personal details

Born 10-3-1946 in Amsterdam

Vogelenzangscheweg 9
5363 TH Velp nb
the Netherlands

Phone: 0486 473124
E-mail: Wapke.coolen@live.nl


Several drawing- and painting courses. Since 2008 focussing on Botanical Art.

  • Since 2008 yearly course Botanical drawing by Wil Wessel
  • 2019 course coloured pencil Ann Swan
  • Courses coloured pencil and watecolour by Gerda¬† van den Berg
  • 2015 Workshop coloured pencil Sue Vize in de tuinen van Mien Ruys
  • kleuterleidster A + B
  • Docente Spaans MO-B


Graphite, coloured pencil and watercolour


My hobby macro photography is often an extra support for my passion for botanical drawing.

A flower, plant, shrub, or tree: each component challenges, inspires and wants to bring the beauty of nature to life in botanical drawings.