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original pastel painting

Canon City, Colorado


Background and experience
Member of Blue Spruce Gallery, Florence, CO 2001-present

Galleries and Stores

Greeley gallery 2005 to 2007
Anns Art Gallery, Canon City 1998 to 2004
Blue Spruce Gallery; Florence, CO 2002-present

Juried Shows and Awards

Garden Party theme show, Blue Spruce Gallery. 2002
Angel theme show, Blue Spruce Gallery 2002
Birdhouse theme show show, Blue Spruce Gallery. 2005
Featured at October show, Blue Spruce Gallery 2007

Artists Statement

Kathy Dorn Walker is a native of the American West.
She spent part of her early childhood in Lusk, Wyoming, and, outside of a short stint in Kentucky,
the rest of her time has been spent in Colorado. Kathy fell in love with the horse
and the western American mystic when she was very young. Her great-grandfather told
her tales of being a chuckwagon cook for various cattle drives. There were tales of her
great-great-grandfather's time as a cavalryman. At the age of five, her grandfather
gave her a book called "How to Draw Horses." Then there was Kathy's and her
step father's shared love of horses which led to his gift of her first horse, a young
buckskin, Quarter Horse-Arab cross colt. This love of the west, horses,
and a natural artistic ability led Kathy down a path that she is still following today.
Kathy has extensive training in many types of art and is currently the art teacher at Florence
High School. Her degree is from the University of Northern Colorado in art education and
theater. She enjoys working with many types of two dimensional art, pottery, and fiber,
(weaving, cross stitch, and paper making).
Ms. Dorn Walker has won several awards for her art including two placing at the UNC art
show and a UNC Art Grant for weaving. This summer she taught an art course for the Art
Source Colorado Workshop for art teachers at Eagle Rock Ranch near Estes Park.
When Kathy was in Kentucky she was one of the first female trainers in the Thoroughbred
farms around Lexington. She also has owned her own T shirt printing business. Kathy has been
an illustrator for a series of horse training books. For many years she has done custom animal
portrait work for hundreds of satisfied clients throughout the west. Information about the
custom portraits will be available at the show.
When she is not working on her art or her classroom, Kathy enjoys working with her
horses--naturally. She is an Area Coordinator for Pathfinders, a world wide church youth group.
Kathy also enjoys her family, including her two grandsons.
Kathy has been called one of the best horse artists in America. People have come to admire
Kathy's touches that bring her paintings to life. Whether the paintings are of horses, dogs,
cats, mountain goats, or scenery, there is a spark which makes each special.

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