About the artist
Patricia Timmermans lives with a condition known as retinitis pigmentosa, an eye disease that is slowly robbing her of her sight. But she has a vision-focused bucket list of things she means to accomplish before her eyesight is gone. Among them - the creation of a coloring book.
Every day, she memorizes as much of the beauty that surrounds her as she can, and every day, she is grateful. This book is a celebration of sight, color and beauty.
Timmermans began drawing in 2012, and in 2014, won two first-place ribbons in her first art competition. Today, she displays her art in the public library and regularly donates her drawings to charity art auctions. She is an active volunteer in her community and an advocate for individuals with disabilities.
Timmermans is hopeful that, in addition to providing a rich opportunity for creative entertainment, Serenity will inspire others to similarly follow their dreams. If she can offer up her example of a response to a disability, she’s hopeful that individuals discouraged by their own disabilities might feel equally moved to creative action.