Doris Williamson Mapes was a renowned artist born in Russellville, Arkansas June 25, 1920. She began painting when she was just 13 years old. She attended Little Rock Junior College and Hendrix College and was certified by The Rex Brandt school of painting in California. She has created 1,000s of beautiful paintings which today are in many private collections. She was a founding member of the Mid-Southern Watercolorists (MSW). She referred to herself as a mixed media artist who liked manipulating brilliant colors. She used watercolors, acrylic, pencil, ink, gouache, casein, pastel, crayons, etc.. She won over 30 National, regional, and state awards in only 5 years. She was recognized in Women Artists in America, Artsists USA, Revue des Beaux Arts, La Revue Moderne des Arts, Arkansas Lives, and Some Remarkable Women of Arkansas. Mrs. Mapes’ paintings have been included in many exhibits including Delta art Exhibit, Arkansas Arts Center, Midsouth exhibit, American Watercolor Society, Watercolor USA, Southwestern Watercolor Show, National American paintings, Women’s Southern Watercolor exhibit, and Fine Art Center. Doris’ painting Lakeside Lillies was exhibited in the White House. Doris loved to travel and got her inspiration from the places she visited. She painted all over the world. She exhibited nationwide and was invited by an Arkansas senator to exhibit in his office in Washington DC. She painted until her death on November 20, 2013.