Omer Van de Kerckhove


Born 1957

As a child I copied images of animals from books. When growing older, real animals and plants served as a model for my work. Since 1989 I have been working as a botanical illustrator specialized in mushrooms at Meise Botanic Garden (situated near Brussels). My watercolor technique evolved from mixing pigments applied in a few layers to painting with pure pigments in many, often more than 20 layers on top of each other. Each time painted to nature and at full size.

Works by Omer Van de Kerckhove in the collection