The End of an Era, and the beginning of a new one.

So for the last 17 years I have been working for the Blue Seal corporate stores, a grain company, I pretty much did anything asked of me. I have worked in five different locations throughout New England (mostly NH). Now, thanks to all of you, I believe that I can responsibly leave my job to exclusively work on art. To say I am excited would be a vast understatement. I worked with lots of great people in the last 17 years and learned a lot from each and every one of them, I will always feel gratitude towards my time there. Now though, it is time to follow my dreams.

“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars” -Norman Vincent Peale

In the studio this week I got in a new shipment of hats, chipped away at more commissions, dropped new work off at Brook City Nutrition and will be wrapping up my Machina Kitchen show early next week. Lots of great stuff happening so please stay tuned and let me know about any art needs!

Last thing! The show over at The Seaweed Co. in South Portland is only up for the rest of the month, so please go check it out! Treat yourself while you are there too, if you are interested that is 😁. Here are a few teaser photos:

Making headway!

Good morning! Steady as she goes here at Creighton Studios. I ran into some hiccups with the Seaweed Co. install, but I will wait to tell you about that. What I will tell you though, when it’s done, it’s gonna look great.

I have been working so hard on getting all of the pieces done for my show at Machina.

I enjoy creating bodies of work specifically for the space they are in and these piece are going to look great. The walls are yellow so I have been using colors that I feel will pop off the walls. I chose to illustrate animals that might be found in a backyard in NH or ME to celebrate our collective emergence from our own homes. I feel like we have spent so much time at home in the last year (plus) and maybe we all have a little more appreciation for our neighbors furry, feathered and otherwise.

I also wanted to allow myself to have some “play” in this body of work. I try to leave my accent color pallet slats available for fine-tuning of sorts. Here I added a few washes to this piece to create a mold or fungus like appearance, they will feature snails when they are done.

Speaking of play, how nice has it been!? Last weekend the girls and I went down to Bouy and 3sArt Space to pick up work… but couldn’t leave town without a stop for ice cream!

Finishing Seaweed Co and starting a new installation!

I’m going to start keeping a weekly blog here on the site so please check back weekly. Most likely on Friday mornings!

It was a busy week here in the studio. I agreed to a show at Machina Kitchen and Artsbar in Keene, NH. A beautiful (large) space that I can’t wait to fill with work. I began feverishly building, sketching and painting pieces.

On top of working on the new show I am wrapping up my show at Seaweed Co in South Portland. I am really proud of this work and truthfully might be some of my favorite work to date, and even includes a sculpture! Here are a couple of the new pieces enjoying a day by the ocean haha.

Have a great weekend folks.

Pre-Order, shirts and hats!

Here we go! Pre-Order time!

I gotta say I am super excited about the hats I might have to keep one of each haha. This is really going to be the last colors of these bears so if you missed out in the past, here is your chance!

So if you want in on the presale for either item please let me know via email, ccreighton@meca.edu and have PayPal or Venmo ready!

Thanks!

I will get everyone who preorders an estimated completion date when I get it!