Meet Ivy Newport

I’m an artist, self-taught photographer, teacher, mother to two sweet daughters and wife to one super talented guy. I was born in Sydney, Australia and spent most of my childhood there. Life in Sydney was amazing and I grew up doing Art in the Aussie sunshine! You could usually find me in the garden painting, drawing or reading. We had the opportunity to travel overseas often and this inspired me greatly. I have a deep love of adventure and travel! My father was transferred back to the States in my Junior year so I ended up finishing high school in Connecticut. Being six feet tall and having an Australian accent, it was tough to fit in but I found my home in the AP Art room and owe so much to my amazing Art Teacher! After graduating, I went on to attend the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida and received a BFA in Illustration. After living in several cities, we found our home in beautiful, Portland, Oregon. My husband, Chris and I have been here for 13 years now and it has been the perfect environment in which to grow our family. Along the way, through all the moving, shifting and growing, Art has been a common thread in my life. It is my true center. When I create Art – I am full of joy. It literally fills me up and makes me whole. The call to now share this passion and teach is overwhelming and I am so grateful to have found my true purpose.

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