Esmée Winkel


en bref

Working as a scientific illustrator for Naturalis Biodiversity Center (Dutch research institute and Natural history museum in Leiden) I illustrate everything needed for the publications of researchers, from cells to recently discovered species.   You can also find me drawing and painting unique plants that inspire me at the Hortus botanicus Leiden. Botanical art and Illustration captures the beauty of plants, portraying their magnificence and splendour, the many wonderful details and the enormous variety in form and colour.   My work has been awarded amongst others Gold Medals from the Royal Horticultural Society 2013, 2016, 2018, the Jill Smythies award from the Linnean Society of London and the Botanical Illustrator Award from the American Society of Botanical Artists.


Pen and Ink, Watercolour, graphite pencil, digital drawing programs


Selected publications: Contributions to scientific papers - Van Welzen, P.C. 2018. The genus Baliospermum (Euphorbiaceae) in Malesia. Blumea 63, 2018: 125–129. - Bouman, R.; van Welzen, P.C.; Sumail, S.; Echevarria, G.; Erskine, P.D.; van der EntBouman, A. 2018. Phyllanthus rufuschaneyi: a new nickel hyperaccumulator from Sabah (Borneo Island) with potential for tropical agromining. Botanical Studies (2018) 59:9. - Yu, R.-Y.; van Welzen, P.C. 2018. A taxonomic revision of Trigonostemon (Euphorbiaceae) in Malesia. Blumea 62, 2018: 179 – 229. - Heijkoop, M.; van Welzen, P.C. 2017. A revision of the genus Actephila (Phyllanthaceae) in the Malesian region. Blumea 62, 2017: 7– 25 - Erkens, R.H.J., Oosterhof, J., Westra, L.Y.T., Maas, P.J.M. 2017. Revisions of Ruizodendron and Pseudephedranthus (Annonaceae) including a new species and an overview of most up-to-date revisions of Neotropical Annonaceae genera. PhytoKeys 86: 75–96. Others - Out of the Woods: Celebrating Trees in Public Gardens, American Society of Botanical Artists & The New York Botanical Garden, Sku: 978-0893279530 - Timber trees of Suriname, An identification Guide. Author: Chequita R. Bhikhi, co-authors: Paul Maas, Jifke Koek-Noorman, Tinde van Andel, Language: English, ISBN: 9789460223914.

Ses illustrations