Lyon Road Art
Anatomy is beautiful
The beautiful water color image on the cover of a Soldier in uniform hugging his son goodbye is the handiwork of Kaitlin Walsh, a talented professional independent artist who is the spouse of a retired Air Force military-trained Dentist and Physician, Dr. Martin Walsh. Her online gallery, www.LyonRoadArt.com truly represents the intersection of art and anatomy. As a young child Walsh exhibited an immense fascination with art and medicine, and focused her studies on both disciplines. She received a graduate degree in Biomedical Visualization from Chicago’s University of Illinois after taking pre-medical courses and art classes during her college years. She launched her studio in 2015, naming it “Lyon Road Art” in memory of the street address of the tiny apartment in Northern California where she and her husband spent the stressful first year of their marriage. Martin started his dental residency the day after their wedding, while also serving as an active duty officer in the Air Force, leaving Kaitlin to fend for herself in a new environment thousands of miles away from friends and family. It was in that tiny apartment on Lyon Road that Kaitlin went into very pre-term labor, and in that home that she spent months alone creating art as an outlet for the stress of having a precariously fragile very preterm son who would spend months in a Neonatal ICU.
One of the things that distinguishes Physician Outlook Magazine from other publications is our desire to put beauty and “the human” back in the center of all interactions in healthcare. We do this by highlighting the artwork of healthcare workers, their families and their patients. We are honored to feature Kaitlin’s work throughout this issue, and encourage our readers and subscribers to visit her gallery. Her attention to anatomic detail and the beauty of her work has made her a well-known “famous” fixture within the Anatomical Art community. We look forward to continue to feature her art in issues to come.
Martin Walsh, DDS, MD is originally from Racine, Wisconsin. He attended Marquette University for his undergraduate studies where he majored in Biomedical Sciences, graduating in 2008. He then attended Marquette University School of Dentistry on an Air Force Health Professions Scholarship and received his DDS in 2011. After dental school he earned his M.D. by completing an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency at the David Grant Medical Center at the Travis Air Force Base, California where he served as an active duty officer.
In 2015, after residency, the family moved to Nebraska where Marty was stationed at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha. There Dr. Walsh practiced Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and was a faculty member for the Offutt Air Force Base Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) Residency until he retired from the military in 2019. While he enjoyed serving his country and exploring the nation, the Walsh family is thrilled to be back “home” in Madison, Wisconsin with their three very healthy children, where Dr. Walsh works as a Maxillofacial Surgeon.