Lida van der Sar

Medium: Acrylic

My creative life began around 1985 when I attended the fashion trade school and successfully completed it in 1989. As part of this, but also afterwards, I have made many costumes and costume designs for clients and theatre plays, including for foreign productions.

From 1999 I shifted my artistic activities to painting. For this, I joined art classes in the Netherlands and Belgium and attended Art History classes at the “Vrije Universiteit”. In addition, I have exhibited often (also internationally) and produced many paintings in assignment. Most of my paintings have been sold.

Zonnedauw 2 70x90cm

Zonnedauw 2 70x90cm © Lida van der Sar

My paintings are usually abstract and have great depth, often through the use of palette knives. The works are built up in many layers, giving a weathered appearance. Extra depth is created through the use of various materials.

I work with acrylic paint, materials such as paper pulp, modeling paste, sand, gold leaf, incense chunks, cardboard, texts, etc. Nowadays I also work with oil paint and natural pigments.

Materials, events, landscapes and impressions that come my way give me inspiration. The many lines and shapes evoke many other elements that require follow-up. While watching the work, you feel as if you read a mysterious and continuous story. Other inspiration comes from the cultural experiences in the Middle- and Far East and Africa, where I lived for many years.

Running workshops in my ‘BeanStream’ Ateliers in Netherlands and Portugal is a lot of fun.

Black and Red 60x60 © Lida van der Sar

Black and Red 60×60 © Lida van der Sar

My paintings are for sale; I also work on commission. Please contact me on +31(0)629372293 for more information.

A number of my paintings are on display at my house in Moncarapacho.

Relations 2 80x80cm

Relations 2 80x80cm © Lida van der Sar

I run regular art classes in my atelier in Portugal (Moncarapacho) and in The Netherlands (Maassluis); please see below for more info:

Atelier BeanStream – Lida van der Sar
The place for inspirational Painting Workshops

Always wanted to take painting lessons but never had the courage or opportunity?
Are you already painting, but do you need professional guidance?
You are very welcome in the attractive Atelier BeanStream for painting lessons at beginners and advanced levels.

During the workshop we will get serious with designs, paint, brushes and palette knives. We will set up a composition where the colors come together in good harmony from the pallet on to the canvas. You can incorporate personal things such as text and materials into the painting, so that you create a work with a special value of its own.

Contact Information



Facebook: Atelier Beanstream

Phone: +316 27392273

You can view more of her work via her gallery here. Click on any of the images to start the slide show.



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