Wil Wessel-Brand

Personal details

Wil Wessel-Brand
21-08-1946
Paulus Potterhof 23
4033 AN Lienden

Phone: 0344 – 601280
E-mail: wilwes46@hetnet.nl

Education

Kunstacademie Arnhem:
Akte tekenen, Akte Handenarbeid

Work

Been working for 25 years+ at Wageningen University as a Botanical Scientific Illustrator at Taxonomy. Scientific illustrations are used in taxonomic plant research and published in journals, flora’s and thesis’s. Most often plants are drawn true size and slightly decreased when published. Unfortunately only few are at work as Scientific Illustrator are different choices have been made by Universities.

Memberships

Full member of the Dutch Society of Botanical Artist since 2007 and Teacher Botanical drawing. Organising courses and workshops in collaboration with the Society.

Method

Preferred techniques are pen and ink, and graphite, occasionally using coloured pencil or a combination of techniques. I enjoy being able to share my technical knowledge and love for nature.

Participated in several exhibitions; i.e. Paleis Het Loo, Kew Gardens Londen, Noordbrabants Museum Den Bosch and Zwarte Tulp in Lisse.