Versea Bourdaghs (1941-2008) was a Minnesota artist
whose works explored themes of spirituality, hope, and
dreams.  Although she had a lifelong interest in
creating art, she began pursuing it seriously in the
1990s, when she was in her fifties. She first produced a
series of collages in somber colors, but after a 1997 trip
to Guatemala she changed to watercolors, and her
works exploded with vivid colors.
Early works
The first collages
Later collages and installations

The Community of Hope series
The Existential Hope series
The Web of Life series

Watercolors:  1990s
Watercolors:  2000-2003
Watercolors:  2004- 2007
Final works:  2008

Artist statements
Awards, publications & exhibitions
1999 newspaper article

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St. Paul Art Crawl (Versea exhibited here frequently)
Center for Victims of Torture, Minnesota (Versea
volunteered here and donated several paintings)
On the Cusp (2000)
Watercolor, 16” by 20”
Family collection
Suffering:  The Harbinger of Hope (1994)
Mixed media, 40" by 32"
Private collection