In Memory of Titia
February 21, 2010 2:00 pm
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.
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,
I opened my eyes.
People gave me love, warmth, light.
Yes, there was pain and sorrow,
now I am traveling light :-)
This is my testament:
And she added:
”I am ready to go, but my loved ones would not let me,
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: http://members.home.nl/titiavanbeugen/index.html
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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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.