Cole Tucker-Walton

Most of the time, I write, paint, and draw; sometimes I sew and make music; I always love plants. Currently, I’m writing for my hometown paper, plucking away at a visual adaptation of a nineteenth-century satire of gothic/romance/urban melodrama, and serving on the board of Redding Land Trust.

I studied writing, film, visual art, and psychology at Yale and Goddard, then spent a few graduate terms studying psychotherapy at NYU.

I was born in New York City and grew up in the woods in Connecticut with a Koosh Vortex Mega Howler and a DK illustrated book about Dracula, which I begged my parents to hide in a dusty cabinet, which made it creepier. Many years later, I myself came out of the closet.
One day at the art museum, our boss’s young son was telling my coworkers what they’d be if they were animals: eagles, lions, deer. A coworker said, “What about Cole?” The boy looked at me, smiled mischievously, and said, “A log.
instagram: @coco.coley

© 2023 Cole Tucker-Walton | painting + drawing 2013-2020 at


In May 2023, I began publishing articles in Redding Sentinel, mostly in the Redding’s Big Outdoors column; these often botanical, sometimes funny pieces track my hikes on public trails in Redding, Connecticut. Redding Redding Redding.

At conservation conference, some ask, “Open space for whom?”
April 6, 2023

Little River North
May 4, 2023

Bogus Brook Preserve
May 11, 2023

Blackmans Brook and Huckleberry Swamp
May 18, 2023

Saddleback Trail in Topstone Park
May 25, 2023

A Buddhist, a treehugger, and a trapper walk into a bar
May 25, 2023

Tina Miller Trail
June 1, 2023

Redding native launches podcast in time for Pride Month
June 1, 2023

© 2023 Cole Tucker-Walton | painting + drawing 2013-2020 at