Skye Walker was born in Big Bear, California in 1978. His parents, Morris and Lynn Walker were musicians, entertainers and artists.
The Walker family, including Skye’s younger sister Amoris moved all over the country from California to Nevada to Hawaii to Colorado to Oregon. His parents enjoyed travel and adventure and experiencing new places with the kids as well as encouraging their interests in the arts.
Skye received a BFA in Graphic Design in 2001 from Oregon State University, packed his bags and surfboards and moved back
to Southern California and headed straight to Encinitas. During his professional career as an artist and designer he’s worked in-house and on a contract basis for companies such as: Rip Curl, Redsand, prAna, Dragon, Nike, Liquid Force, UCLA Athletics and more. In 2011 Whole Foods contacted Skye about doing murals for their new Encinitas store, needless to say he was elated and it kickstarted his passion for murals and large format art again, having painted dozens of murals in high school and college.
Since then, Skye has created original commercial murals for Whole Foods, California Coast Credit Union, The Cardinal Group, Mesa Rim, Farm Lab, Swinerton Builders, Royal Liquor and many more.
While he does a lot of commercial murals for companies, Skye’s own artistic vision for murals revolves around mother nature, our environments and really bringing attention to our beautiful and natural surroundings and how they connect to us as humans. Murals are a great way to inspire, educate and elevate the visual aesthetics of a community.
Currently, Skye has set out to do a year long Sea to Sea mural tour around North America. From the west coast to the east coast and back. He will be traveling in his built out sprinter van named VanGo. To see more of his work and travels check out his website and instagram!