Born and raised a stone's throw from the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Liedeke is best known in the Hawaiian islands for her paintings of orchids, fragile yet fierce and elegant.
Liedeke works in mixed media on paper, canvas and wood, applying in delicate washes her signature addition of bistre, the European Old Master pigment made from soot, thereby creating haunting memento mori, symbols of dying and rising.
"Art for me is about making order out of the chaos of our human condition," she says. Water, sailboats and ocean are metaphors she is now exploring. When working on wood, Liedeke pays close attention to the grain and lets a textural process unfold in oils, acrylics, ink and pencil.
Bulder has been shaped by her Dutch roots and her meditation practice. She is influenced by the flowers of Piet Mondrian and Ellsworth Kelly and currently finds inspiration in Turner and Odilon Redon and always in the islands immense beauty.