Coloring Outside the Lines
Maria Smith, in her own words: "It all started when I was 18 years old. I had a passion for art, but was a stickler for straight lines and never coloring outside the lines. This journey started with oil paints. After 20 years I braved myself into watercolors and went crazy when the paint moved outside the lines; it was great therapy for a perfectionist like me! It helped me to find who I really am... an abstract and expressionistic artist, indeed. I now work with multi-media and love incorporating quotes and various interesting items in my paintings. Learning to let go and get wild with colors has been the most fun I've had! It's therapeutic, healing, and spiritual: a gift I hope to share with others."
Welcome to Finding Our Voices Blog
Finding Our Voices is a non-profit organization in Colorado Springs that sponsors an art exhibit each April. The event showcases artistic expressions of survivors of sexual abuse and their allies. Artists are invited to exhibit in the annual April FOV Art Show for Sexual Abuse Awareness Month (SAAM)