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Kaitlin Walsh
Pleasant Valley, IA

About the Artist

Kaitlin Walsh is an independent artist specializing in abstract, anatomical watercolor and oil paintings. From a young age, she exhibited an immense fascination with both art and medicine. She focused her studies on both disciplines, eventually receiving a graduate degree in Biomedical Visualization at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she took a combination of fine art and med school courses. Soon after graduation, Kaitlin had her first child. Her son spent several months in the hospital recovering from severe prenatal complications and an early birth. This was Kaitlin’s primary…

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About the Artist

Kaitlin Walsh is an independent artist specializing in abstract, anatomical watercolor and oil paintings. From a young age, she exhibited an immense fascination with both art and medicine. She focused her studies on both disciplines, eventually receiving a graduate degree in Biomedical Visualization at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she took a combination of fine art and med school courses. Soon after graduation, Kaitlin had her first child. Her son spent several months in the hospital recovering from severe prenatal complications and an early birth. This was Kaitlin’s primary motivation to entirely focus her career on her passion: Portraying the beauty and complexity of the human body through painting. Her son’s initially precarious health status, while frightening, also compelled her to further appreciate the intricacies of functional anatomy. After spending some time honing her craft and increasing her inventory, she launched her studio, Lyon Road Art, in 2015. She has now sold over 15,000 prints of her work and is a well-known name in the anatomical art community. Kaitlin lives happily in Pleasant Valley, Iowa with her husband and three healthy children.

Artist’s Work

Elevated gustatory cell ridges 2
Kaitlin walsh

Reflections on the Senses: Visual Horizon

By Kaitlin Walsh

Elevated pacinian corpuscles
Kaitlin walsh

Elevated Pacinian Corpuscles

By Kaitlin Walsh

Reflections on the senses auditory horizon
Kaitlin walsh

Reflections on the Senses: Auditory Horizon

By Kaitlin Walsh

Elevated gustatory cell ridges
Kaitlin walsh

Elevated Gustatory Cell Ridges

By Kaitlin Walsh

Reflections on the senses touch reflections
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Reflections on the Senses: Touch Reflections

By Kaitlin Walsh

Reflections on the senses touch horizon
Kaitlin walsh

Reflections on the Senses: Touch Horizon

By Kaitlin Walsh

Visual reflections
Kaitlin walsh

Visual Reflections

By Kaitlin Walsh

Press and Accolades

  • Quad City News - Feature Article "Bettendorf Artist Reveals Complexity, Beauty of the Human Body"
    March 2020
  • Living Local - On the News for Upcoming Show
    February 2020
  • Rock Island Art Guild First Place Award
    February 2020
  • 2018 Wall of Success Recipient, Sun Prairie HS
    October 2018
  • “Guide to Preventing Disease”, Prevention Magazine, 8 Illustrations, vol. 90
    April 2018
  • American Society of Radiologic Technologists Journal, Cover, vol. 88
    January/February 2017

Education

  • University of Illinois at Chicago, MS in Biomedical Visualization Program
    Chicago, IL,2012 
  • Marquette University, Advertising Major and Biological Sciences Minor
    Milwaukee, WI,2008