Nautical, 30 x 30 inches, acrylic/color pencil on canvas.
IN the 1960s, Conti offered the three-hour
Saturday morning children’s art
classes at his studio for $50 a year.
“It was a magical place. You could
do anything from paint with oils, make
mosaics, make eyes of God, work with
clay, paint tiles, do woodcut prints ... his
whole thing was, you come, you make
work,” Creed says. “And that’s what I did
and that’s really my inspiration. It’s led
to how I work in general; I make work.”
In high school, Creed would sneak
into the art room on the weekends
with a friend to make art. She learned
sculpture in college, and later delved
into letter press and writing poetry. Over
time, Creed returned to her childhood
roots and developed her own style of
abstract painting, which she describes
as busy yet quiet, minimal yet complex,
the same but different.
Contemplation, 36 x 48 inches, mixed media on canvas.