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Exquisite Anatomy

Artist Statement
Using inspiration from both the form and function of human anatomy, my paintings explore the obscure, dynamic beauty hidden within the body. Through my studies, I have found that the human interior looks deceptively chaotic and haphazard. In reality, every inch of the body is put together in a defined and methodical way, making possible both the functions of which we are all capable, and also the uniqueness of every individual. Yet these capabilities, and the intricate structures that make them possible, are often disregarded: We consider the activities of the body background noise and fail to marvel at their power. But what if we could find the profound in the seemingly mundane? My work seeks to do this by unearthing the stories inherent to our anatomy. I hope to inspire a tradition of respect and appreciation for the overlooked.

About the Artist

Artist Kaitlin Walsh

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 5,000 prints of her work and is a well-known name in the anatomical art community. Kaitlin lives happily in Omaha, Nebraska with her husband and three healthy children.

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This Exhibit has been supported by MAC Corporate Underwriter Colony Brands, Inc. and Season Media Underwriter Big Radio, with additional support from Mike & Shelley Muranyi, Lee & Chris Knuteson, Paul & Sue Barrett, David & Julie Buchanan, Kevin & Chris Callahan, and Don Amphlett & Jan Johnson.

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