Bé van der Heide
of Paintings in series
2013/14: ‘Decomposed food and extraneous
2011/12: ‘Clearing out the
Smoke'; the various wars looking the same over time.
2010: 'Time'; paintings related to
the ephemeral qualities of objects.
2008/9: ‘Collapse’; paintings
inspired by destroyed cities after war.
and broken objects.
terrible', paintings about childhood memories.
'Webs', paintings inspired
by spider webs.
paintings and drawings of insects.
'Adam and Eve',
large drawings on paper.
'Reading the dregs',
paintings using forms from coffee cup dregs.
paintings based on sacred mounds found in Outer Mongolia.
inspired by highway tunnels in Italy.
works inspired by archeological sites in Southern Turkey.
For portraits and earlier work contact the artist.
Bé van der Heide works most of the time in series. She travels,
observes, photographs, sketches and then uses the images in her studio to
transform them. Sometimes she uses photographic images, as in the ‘Enfant
Terrible’ series. When the theme exhausts itself, she travels again, sometimes
just to the park, to get the inspiration for a new series.
people say about Bé van der Heide:
collect her work, because I love it".
Sister Wendy Beckett of TV fame:
are rather short in our age of major painters, though they are there
for the finding. The Morley Gallery found one, and they are to be warmly
The NY art
critic Clem Greenberg at a Triangle workshop in New York State:
you paint like that, you are a damn good artist"