About the author

Maryse Alen

<p>Belgian artist, Maryse Alen, was born with a heart condition that induced near-death experiences of colour, intense freedom and love over a period of 25 years.</p>&#13; &#13; <p>Her book, &#8220;The Colours of Freedom,&#8221; tells the story of this other reality, dealing with its loss, and the trials and adventures that led to rediscovery and a liberating way of painting for all.</p>&#13; &#13; <p>She teaches painting courses in Andalucia, where she lives with writer Guy Arthur Simpson.</p>