The mission of #colorsofms is to raise multiple sclerosis awareness through the universal lens of art, by transforming diagnostic MRI into vivid paintings alongside sharing people’s diverse patient journeys and advice. As a project, #colorsofms is committed to representing a wide range of experiences in a supportive and non-judgmental way, and to building a rich community that is valuable to any stage of the patient experience.
#colorsofms is not only for those with a direct connection to MS, it raises awareness and empathy in a unique way that appeals to a wide audience.
As of May of 2020, #colorsofms participants span nine countries and twenty-two US states.
Lindsey Holcomb is an internationally recognized artist and the founder of the #colorsofMS project. She works in arts education in the greater Portland, Oregon area, where she lives with her little family and herd of dogs.