McKenna Ihde

AIR Year: 
2020
Quarter: 
January - March
McKenna Ihde

Born in the Midwest, McKenna grew up in rural Wisconsin where she would wander her family’s homestead, always multiple dogs in tow.

She graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay with a BA degree in Art and Arts Management. She's never been able to justify piling on more student debt, so her dynamic style has evolved away from the brick and mortar educational systems.

Now she finds herself f in Leavenworth, Washington where she showcases and sells her paintings weekly at an ongoing outdoor art market. Her partner and her are both painters who live a mobile lifestyle in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains.

She generates much of her work outside in the studio space that nature provides. It is here where she honors nature’s imperfect beauty by drawing inspiration from the great Pacific Northwest.