Omer Van de Kerckhove


Born 1957

As a child, Omer copied images of animals from books. When growing older, real animals and plants served as a model for his work. Since 1989 Omer has been working as a botanical illustrator, specialising in mushrooms at Meise Botanic Garden (situated near Brussels). His watercolour 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 and each time painted to life and at full size.

Works by Omer Van de Kerckhove in the collection