Bette Lu Krause PhotoBETTE LU’S WORK AS AN ARTIST and as a shipboard naturalist embodies her passion for and knowledge of wild places.

On the canvas, the bold use of color and the palette knife evoke feelings of mystery, depth and freedom.

In the world, she strives to help travelers witness the mystery and magic of their home planet.

Ms. Krause spends much of the summer in Southeast Alaska and makes her home near the Pacific Ocean on Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula.