Selected from thousands of creators worldwide, Belgian artist Beatrice Bedeur has been named ArtistBe.com’s May Artist of the Month. If you’re near the town of Aywaille, her incredible artwork will be on display at Harzé castle for the next few months. For the rest of us, her gallery on ArtistBe.com features dozens of images on demand. Read on to find out more about this talented painter and the story behind her creations.
Born and raised in a rural village called Comblain-au-Pont, Bedeur lives surrounded by nature’s inspiring beauty. With wooded hillsides, gentle valleys, and flowing rivers, it’s a lush environment that nourishes creativity. “It is in this little piece of heaven that I’ve painted for 20 years”, the artist said. Though she loved drawing, sculpting, and collaging as a child, her creative journey was a long and winding road.
Bedeur initially pursued interior design before graduating the ICADI in Liège as a photographer and filmmaker in 1982. Photography would be her profession for the next 15 years, until attending a painting workshop hosted by Guy Leclercq, another gifted Belgian artist. Bedeur credits his instruction with guiding the evolution of her technique. Twenty years later, her style has matured into something truly unique, enlightening the look and feel of homes around the world.
With an emphasis on geometric abstraction, Bedeur extracts graceful lines from the landscape around her. Arcing across the canvas, they combine in fresh new ways, reminiscent of Cubist masters. Where the real magic of her images lies though is in the color. Varying the size and texture of her brushstrokes, Bedeur applies glowing tones in a way that is at once Impressionist, Pointillist, and Fauve. Certain hues run throughout her body of work, but each painting’s color palette is carefully chosen and comes together in a harmonious, hopeful fashion.
Physically speaking, her artwork has been displayed in some of Europe’s most prominent art fairs. Not to mention a whole host of galleries, throughout Spain, Germany, France, and (of course) Belgium. Electronically speaking, her art is available any time, on any device, through ArtistBe.com. Bedeur’s account is a family affair, primarily managed by her son in order to afford her more time to paint. Describing the benefits of showing her art online, the artist said that it allows the art to “enter at the heart of homes […] all around the world” and praised the fact that reproductions grant people from all social classes the opportunity to own art.