Translating scientific concepts into visual stories that are engaging and educational.
Certificate in Natural Science Illustration from Rhode Island School of Design. BS in Animal Science from University of Vermont.
Carel Brest van Kempen's artistic mission has always been to deepen awareness of the natural world and how it functions. His work has been exhibited worldwide and his solo exhibition has been touring the U.S. since 2003. An 8-time recipient of the coveted Society of Animal Artists' Award of Excellence, he has illustrated over a dozen books and authored the book Rigor Vitae: Life Unyielding.
Freelance natural science illustrator. Work for advertising, natural science books and magazines, museums, international organizations and much more. Traditional techniques, such as watercolor, pencil, pen&ink.
Illustration specializing in general science, astronomy. geology and geography. Clients include National Geographic, NASA, Caltech, JPL, Scientific American, McGraw-Hill, Wired Magazine, Harcourt Publishing among others. Moving into educational AR and immersive real time illustration using Unreal Engine. Background in games including the video game MYST.