The mission of #colorsofms is to flip the script on how we face diagnosis, by translating MRI into art and highlighting diverse experiences of people living with multiple sclerosis. 


Project participants are shared via social media in a three-part post; introduction, diagnostic MRI and story, MRI art reveal and outlook for the future. Currently, #colorsofms participants span eight countries and twenty-two states.

As featured by The National MS Society • Modern Day MS • MS4MS.org • MSworld.org • MS & Me Podcast • MS'd With The Wrong Girl Documentary  • Levin Creative • Strong & Loved • Human + Kind • Healthcentral.com • Awesome Foundation PDX • Portland Regional Arts & Culture • Tualatin Valley Creates Arts Leadership Incubator • Free Thinking Podcast with Montel Williams • OMNI Open Studios • The Neuro Studio • Mayv.co • Sharecare.com • Open Minds Quarterly •  MSUnderstood Podcast

"I wish that when I was first diagnosed, I could have seen this. It brings a feeling of calm, peace, hope and positivity."




My mixed-media works are a combination of Jacquard Piñata and Ranger Tim Holtz alcohol ink, oil pen and thread on a double-layer of hand-cut Legion Yupo paper. Yupo is a unique 100% polypropylene substrate that I choose to use for its strength and pigment clarity. All works are archival quality and shipped unframed.

Visiting Portland, Oregon?

A rotation of select originals, prints and small goods can be purchased in-person or online at Catherine Bede Gallery, located in historic downtown Hillsboro.