Kaitlin Walsh | Artist and CEO

 

Kaitlin Walsh is an independent artist specializing in abstract anatomy watercolors. From a young age, she exhibited an immense fascination with both art and science. She focused her studies on both disciplines, taking medical courses alongside fine art ones. This culminated with a graduate degree in Biomedical Visualization at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Soon after graduation, Kaitlin married and 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 focus her career on her passion: Portraying the beauty and complexity of the human body, as her son’s initially precarious health status, while frightening, also compelled her to appreciate the things were going well within his body. She was naturally impelled to convey this appreciation through her paintings, using the skills she had gained throughout her education. After spending some time honing her craft and increasing her inventory (and having another child), she opened up shop. Kaitlin now feels incredibly lucky to find success doing what she loves while getting to spend time with her family.

Kaitlin lives happily in Omaha, Nebraska with her husband and two healthy children.

Reagan Pufall | Art Production Assistant

 

 

Reagan Pufall works with Kaitlin at Lyon Road Art. He has a huge background in art with experience in printing, framing, and documenting work. Reagan was shaped by his childhood growing up in North Dakota. Bitter winters trapped indoors led him to adopt a lifelong habit of reading. He reads broadly and particularly enjoyed classic fiction, fantasy, science fiction, and ancient mythology of many cultures in his youth. Once winter lifted, the warming spring weather led him outdoors to explore the open countryside; away from fiction and into the wide open northern plains. Later, his family moved south to Nebraska's more moderate climate. The shift inverted his calendar. Now, the bright bracing--but not bitterly cold--lured him out into the prairies. In high school he was introduced to photography by a teacher who strongly encouraged his work. At first, Reagan focused primarily on landscapes. He loved hiking and camping to capture those images. However, he eventually found landscape photography was already well-pioneered by artists that came before him. During and after his time at the San Francisco Art Institute, he returned to the studio and began creating his own landscapes, inspired to bring the real and fictional stories of his youthful reading into tangible existence.

Kali McCord | Intern

Kali is a Graphic Design and Animation Student who loves thinking up inventive ideas, creating lively artwork, and designing new ways to make everything more miraculous and inviting. She is the newest addition to Kaitlin's team. At Lyon Road Art, Kali designs and redesigns processes and brings Kaitlin and Reagan's new ideas into reality. When Kali and her siblings were younger, they would invent outstanding worlds to live in. They imagined everything from new clothing to new names, piecing complex characters and backstories together in a single afternoon. There is nothing more impactful than a good story. In the future, Kali wishes to be a character developer and designer with a 3D animation company. She would like to share her stories with her quirky characters and narratives. Until then, she devotes her time to the incredible story of Lyon Road Art. She lives in Omaha with her parents, sisters, brother, and rambunctious dog.