About Us

Life Escapes Grayscale Coloring Books for Adults

Spark your creativity, relax and unwind.

Our Mission

Our mission at Life Escapes is to provide a haven where adults can find a vast selection of digital, downloadable, printable coloring books. We aim to offer an easy-to-use, stress-free environment that empowers your creativity and offers mental relief.

Meet Kimberly Hawthorne

Hi there! I’m Kimberly Hawthorne, the artist and graphic designer behind Life Escapes. With 38 years of experience in art and graphic design, I’m a die-hard art aficionado. Six years ago, I found my true passion—designing adult coloring books and grayscale coloring.

How It All Started

My career began in the world of website design. When I was looking for a creative way to spend my downtime, I stumbled upon coloring books for adults. It was fun but felt like something was missing. That’s when I discovered the mesmerizing world of grayscale coloring books.

I fell so much in love with grayscale coloring that I couldn’t resist the temptation to create my own. That led to the birth of Life Escapes, and as they say, the rest is history.

Skills and Expertise

I’ve harnessed my college background in graphic design and further honed my skills through a slew of online Photoshop courses. Today, I also integrate Artificial Intelligence to create the most exceptional grayscale coloring books possible.

What We Offer

Life Escapes caters to the artistic souls in all of us. Our store features unique adult coloring books for both women and men, in an assortment of exciting themes. From serene landscapes to intricate mandalas, there’s something for everyone.

Who We Serve

Our focus is on the therapeutic aspect of coloring. Life Escapes provides a creative outlet for adults struggling with depression, anxiety, ADHD, stress, and more.

What Makes Us Unique

Unlike other coloring book vendors, we include free color guides with each book. These guides contain colored versions of the grayscale images, offering a clearer view of details and inspiration for your own color palettes.


We opened our online store in October 2017 and have proudly released hundreds of adult coloring books in grayscale as well as line art styles like mandalas and zentangle.

Quick FAQs

Is grayscale more difficult to color than line art?
No, most find it easier and more rewarding due to the realistic results it can produce.

How do you color grayscale images?
The gray tones guide you in identifying highlights and shadows. Colored pencils and other mediums work wonderfully over these grays. Check out our video tutorials to help you get started.

Give it a try with our selection of free coloring pages

Is coloring used as art therapy?
Absolutely! It’s a fantastic stress-buster and a great way to redirect negative thoughts.

Take Action

Ready to dive into a world of colors? Visit our store library to explore our collections.

Life Escapes Adult Coloring Books Library

Contact Us

Questions? Feel free to reach out to us at life.escapes.series@gmail.com.


“Life Escapes coloring books have been a lifesaver during quarantine. The color guides are incredibly helpful!”

Jan Patten, satisfied customer

We look forward to helping you escape the monotony of life, one color at a time. Thank you for stopping by!