Esmée Somers Winkel
Scientific Illustrator & Botanical Artist



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Upcoming exhibitions and events:


Out of the Woods:  Celebrating Trees in Public GardensCatalog

The Third New York Botanical Garden Triennial at its new venue: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Where: Reedy gallery
When:
May 9 – August 13, 2019
Address: Chaska,
Minnesota, USA.
Free admission for all on the third Monday of each month.

The Best of Contemporary Botanical Art at The Huntington Library - The triennial exhibition of the
American Society of Botanical Artists and the New York Botanical Garden. Forty-four selected artworks capture striking details of trees that grow in botanical gardens and arboreta around the world. These inspiring subjects have been depicted from seedpods to branches and bark to an entire forest floor. The exhibition highlights the role botanical gardens and arboreta have in educating the public about trees and their important ecological and utilitarian roles.

Past Venues:
- The New York Botanical Garden, November 18, 2017 – April 22, 2018.
- Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, May 19 – August 27, 2018.
-
Foundry Art Centre, October 5 - December 28 2018.
-
Tucson Botanical Gardens, January 25 – April 13, 2019.




Botanische Illustration - Pflanzendarstellungen zwischen Wissenschaft und Kunst
Painting
The Vienna School of Botanical Illustration and the Botanical Garden present works by botanical illustrators from all over the world. At the first European conference of botanical art and illustration (12-19 May 2019), artists have spent a week discussing and working in the Botanical Garden, presenting a selection of their plant illustrations in the exhibition.

Where: Botanical Garden Vienna
When:
22 May - 10 June 2019
Opening hours: 10.00 - 18.00h
Address: Rennweg 14, 1030 Wien
Free admission!





Workshops Scientific Illustration 2019: The Hortus botanicus Leiden organizes workshops on Scientific Illustration. During each workshop attention will be paid to specific botanical subjects, the biology of the subject and how to create an illustration. Also aspects like how to approach an illustration, shadow and composition will be dealt with. The teachers are Esmée Winkel, scientific illustrator at Naturalis Biodiversity Center, together with Rinny Kooi, researcher and teacher at Leiden University, and Hanneke Jelles, illustrator and director education office Hortus.

Dates:
Saturday 26 January: Tropical Plant Families
Saturday 23 February: Gymnosperms & Cones
Saturday 30 Maart: Orchids
Monday 15 April: Garlic and other Alliums
Monday 6 May: The Chinese garden at the Hortus
Monday 24 June: The Rose

NEW DATES!
Monday 23 September: Apiaceae
Saturday 2 November: Fungi
Saturday 30 November: Seedpods


Time: 10.30-15.00 h
Where: Hortus botanicus Leiden
Entrance:
75 per workshop, €7,50 for Students (bring your student card).

Only limited space available!

For more information or to register for one or more workshops please visit the website of the Hortus by clicking: Hortus botanicus Leiden.





Orchideen in de Hortus botanicus LeidenOrchids at the Hortus botanicus Leiden

A Dutch short Film, subtitled in English, on the beautiful orchid collection at the Hortus botanicus Leiden. Produced by Frank Schots Producties and presented by Rogier van Vugt, head of the greenhouses. At the Hortus around 4.000 orchid species are grown making this collection very important for research. New orchid species are still being discovered in the collection and in this video the process is explained of how new species are depicted, given a new name and then internationally recognized.





2018:

- Royal Horticultural Society, London, Gold Medal.
- RHS Lindley Library: Worth a Thousand Words, London, UK.
Pooster_Expo
- "Florentia" International Exhibition of Botanical Art, Società Toscana di Orticultura, Firenze, Italy.
- World Wide Exhibition of Botanical Art 2018, Dutch exhibition, Lisse, Netherlands.







2017:

- "Focus on Nature XIV", Roger Tory Peterson Institute (RTPI), USA.
- The Margaret Flockton Exhibition, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, Australia.
-
The Beauty of Botanical Drawing, with the Art and Heritage Commision Maastricht University, the Netherlands.
- the 19th International Botanical Congress and Botanical art exhibition, Shenzhen, China.
- The Tradescants’ Orchard, an Exhibition of Contemporary Botanical Paintings, London, UK. See also: An article by Katherine Tyrrell.





The Margaret Flockton Award

awarded Second Prize
for the pen and ink illustration of
Monanthotaxis pynaertii.

This illustration was made for the PhD thesis of Paul Hoekstra.
Esmee_Winkel_Annonaceae_Monanthotaxis_pynaertii



2016:

- Royal Horticultural Society, London, UK, Gold Medal.
- 19th Annual International, American Society of Botanical Artists, The New York Design Center, USA.
- The Illustration Biennial, Haarlem, The Netherlands.
- 18th Annual Botanical Art Exhibition at Filoli, California, USA.
- Bolbloemen onder de Loep, members exhibition Dutch Society of Botanical Artists, Museum De Zwarte Tulp, Lisse, the Netherlands.
- Hermine van Bers Beeldende Kunstprijs, 2016, Honourable mention,
(jury report here).





American Society of Botanical Artists,

ASBA Botanical Illustrator Award for Excellence in Scientific Botanical Art.
ASBA Award




2015:

- 18th Annual International, American Society of Botanical Artists at The Horticultural Society of New York, the New York Design Center, New York, USA.
- "Flowering Bulbs and Tubers", The Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art, The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, London, UK.
- "Botanisch tekenen de Midden Betuwe", 't Pakhuis, Hemmen, The Netherlands.




2014:

- “Focus on Nature XIII”, New York State Museum, USA.
- 21st World Orchid Conference, Botanical Art Exhibition, South-Africa.
- "16th Annual Botanical Art Exhibition", Filoli, California, USA.
- "Boek aan de Wand", TEAM Notarissen aan de Avenue Céramiques, Maastricht, the Netherlands.







  The Linnean Society of London,
Jill Smythies Award,
London 2014.
Linnean Library



2013:

- Royal Horticultural Society London Orchid Show and Botanical Art Show: April 2013; Gold Medal.
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"Het Bloemenpaleis", Paleis 't Loo, the Netherlands, members exhibition Dutch Society of Botanical Artists.



2012:

-
BOTANICAL IMAGES SCOTIA, Edinburgh, Scotland; Gold Medal.
- “Focus on Nature XII”, New York State Museum, USA, Jury Award.
- Botanical Bulbs, 't Huys te Dever Castle, the Netherlands, members exhibition Dutch Society of Botanical Artists.
- FLORIADE, World Horticultural Expo, Venlo, The Netherlands.
- “Siebolds flower garden”, Middachten Castle, Netherlands, members exhibition Dutch Society of Botanical Artists.



2011:

                           
- “Botanical Moment”, Kasteel Duivenvoorde, Voorschoten.
- “Beauty in Science”, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam.
- “Siebolds flower garden”, Arboretum Kalmthout, Belgium.
- “Siebolds Blumengarten”, Japan Museum Würzburg, Germany.



2010:

- “13th International Exhibition of Botanical Art and Illustration”, Hunt Institute for
Botanical Documentation, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
- “Focus on Nature XI”, New York State Museum, Albany, USA.
- 4th members exhibition Dutch Society of Botanical Artists, Town hall Capelle aan den Ijssel.
- “Siebolds flower garden”, Japan Museum SieboldHuis, Leiden.



2009:

- “Illustrations for botanical research”, Gorlaeus laboratorium, Leiden.
- Castle of Arcen, members exhibition of the Dutch Society of Botanical Artists.