Ivy Walker - Artist
Ivy has lived in the Gunnison Valley since 2000. She grew up in Denver and attributes her affinity for nature to daily explorations in a nearby field in her childhood, her Grandmother’s garden and the many outdoor experiences available in Colorado.
The directness, flow and pauses of the multi-voiced conversation in the landscape inspire Ivy’s paintings and drawings. She uses playful marks, patterns, spontaneity and abstraction to describe the expressive spirit of the land. Through her work, she is sharing a joyful sense of nature’s rhythms and patterns. She seeks to inspire viewers to connect with the poetry and power of the land.
Ivy obtained a Master of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Printmaking from Colorado State University in Fort Collins. She is currently studying at Naropa University in the Masters of Ecopsychology program. In 2015, she graduated from Earth Based Institute in the Nature Connected Coaching program. As a professional life coach, she blends transformational wilderness guiding with artmaking in the landscape.
Ivy Walker Studio proudly participates in the 1% for Open Space Program, a non-profit consortium of over 100 businesses working to permanently preserve open lands, recreational accesses, view shed corridors, ranchlands and wildlife habitats in Gunnison County. www.1percentforopenspace.org