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.


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Biography (updated 10/17/08)
Early works (updated 1/3/10)
The first collages (updated 2/11/09)
Later collages and installations (updated 2/14/09)

The Community of Hope series (2/13/09)
The Existential Hope series (2/12/09)
The Web of Life series (2/25/09)

Watercolors:  1990s (updated 2/12/09)
Watercolors:  2000-2003 (updated 2/17/09)
Watercolors:  2004- 2007 (updated 2/19/09)
Final works:  2008 (updated 6/7/09)

Artist statements (updated 2/18/09)
Awards, publications & exhibitions (updated 5/6/10)
1999 newspaper article (updated 2/17/09)
All contents copyright 2009-2011 by the Estate of Versea Bourdaghs; All Rights Reserved.
St. Paul Art Crawl (Versea exhibited here frequently)
Visual Artists Focus Group (an artist collective in
which Versea was active)
On the Cusp (2000)
Watercolor, 16” by 20”
Family collection
Suffering:  The Harbinger of Hope (1994)
Mixed media, 40" by 32"
Private collection
Versea Bourdaghs
The Art of Hope