In Memory of Titia

February 21, 2010 2:00 pm

Tags: 2D, 3D, Fractal, Memorials, Titia

It is with great sadness that we hear that on February 9, 2010, Renderosity member Titia passed away. Please join with us in sending our sincere condolences to her family and friends.


Titia was a longtime member here at Renderosity, sharing with us her beautiful fractal creations in the Renderosity Fractal Gallery. Renderosity member algra offers the following memorial to Titia.

In Memoriam Titia van Beugen

When I entered Renderosity in 2005, one of the fractal artists who fascinated me most was Titia. My wife and I were impressed by her uploads here, but also by her poems, stories and fractal creations on her own site. We were full of admiration.

Her story of life, and her beautifully illustrated story: “Olim, Land of Lost Pearls,” led to a more intense mail contact.

Some years ago, her feared cancer came back and she gave here on Renderosity her Testament:

“When I was born,
my eyes were shut,
my hands were closed,
my heart was empty....

I opened my eyes.
I opened my hands.
I opened my heart.

People gave me love, warmth, light.
So did God...and added faith.

Yes, there was pain and sorrow,
There was fear and despair and more,
but these are too heavy to carry along,
so...I dropped them.

now I am traveling light :-)

This is my testament:
My hands, heart and eyes are filled with love, warmth, light and faith.
This riches was given by others.
I want to pass it on.”

And she added:

”I am ready to go, but my loved ones would not let me,
now I use my remaining power to stay with them,
maybe just for some days, but hopefully still for years to come...”

Titia’s hope was fulfilled, some years of much productivity, optimism and hope followed, in spite of many set-backs. The contact between her and us was intensified last year, and it became more profound. She remained joyful, although many times she suffered much. She always was full of faith in her Father. He, so she wrote us, always helped her in difficult moments.

We all enjoyed her creations. Daring and bright colors she often presented. It was one of the characteristics of her style, recognizable in all kinds of fractal software she used. “Fractal Explorer” was her favourite one, in this she was, as Etienne vandenHeede wrote: “The Queen”.

November 30th, 2009 we got the message that Titia’s oncologist had reported an explosive growth of malign tumors in her lungs. Now she knew that the end of her life will be near. Titia wrote: “Death is no problem for me, I still have a strong faith in my Father, but for Chris and Bianca it will be terrible.”

It was a great privilage that Titia’s husband Chris gave us the opportunity to meet her on January 31st. We were deeply impressed by her words: “It will be all right, all will be fine!”

Titia enriched the whole fractal community with her beautiful creations, but above all, by her great personality.

She passed away on February 9th, in her own home, surrounded by her beloved family. We shall miss her. May she rest in peace.

Ed and Will Algra

Titia’s site:

The Renderosity Community extends our deepest sympathies and best wishes to Titia's family and friends. She will be greatly missed.

We invite you to take a few moments to visit Titia's Renderosity Art Gallery.

~The Renderosity Staff and Community

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Article Comments

newhere ( posted at 1:03AM Mon, 22 February 2010

Sorry to hear. My condolences to her and her family.

toni58 ( posted at 2:45PM Mon, 22 February 2010

My deepest sympathies to Titia's family and friends. There is nothing sader then the loss of family or friends.. my heart goes out to you all. Kind Regards Toni

Kerya ( posted at 12:18AM Wed, 24 February 2010

I am very sorry to hear that - my condoleces to her family.

Arialina ( posted at 11:28AM Wed, 24 February 2010

I am very sorry to hear that and my condolences to her family and her friends. Arialina.

mikeerson ( posted at 10:18PM Wed, 24 February 2010

I don't know what happens with Galleries when someone passes, but I would hope that Renderosity would keep this as long as they are around. I did not know this Artist but I feel the pain of the community that did know her... I have lost a lot of lives in my life time and My Mother had passed away on the say date (FEB 9th) but back in 2001... My Mother left me with parting words to Smile... Don't feel sorrow for her passing, feel happy she has gone on to where we all will some day and study her gallery for inspiration. Let her work live on. Rest in Peace.

lyron ( posted at 1:35AM Sat, 27 February 2010

My condolences to her family.

LUNA3D ( posted at 3:55AM Sun, 28 February 2010

Didn`t know about her anything..till today i noticed that thread... and i read all she wrote..and i can feel the faith, she had. y condolence to her family, elke

MinayasStudio ( posted at 4:25AM Sun, 28 February 2010

I am very sorry to hear that. My condolences to her family and her friends. Minaya

sirocco ( posted at 2:26PM Sun, 28 February 2010

My condolences to her family and friends. I believe she's a better place now...

Sivana ( posted at 4:35PM Sun, 28 February 2010

I´m sorry to hear that Titia has passed away. My condolences to her family and friends.

DreamersWish ( posted at 11:41PM Sun, 28 February 2010

My heart goes out to her family and friends. Titia was a marvelous woman, friend, and artist. She gave so much to our community through her images, words, and friendship. I send my prayers and thoughts to her family during this time.

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