About the Artist

My name is Carol, and I am the owner and artist behind CCreech Studio here in Ann Arbor, MI.

My creative journey has been a long, slow, winding road that somehow always seems to come back to drawing, nature and working with my hands. I enjoy working with a variety of materials, and my creative goal is to connect my customers to nature, but in a purposeful, elegant and useful way.

No matter what I create, I will provide you with a high-quality piece made by my own hands; something that inspires you with a little “ah-ha!” of your own. Perhaps it is a favorite color, plant, or animal that has meaning for you? Or maybe it is a perfectly sized mini-journal to take with your during your day for notes/creative writing/sketches? Or it could even be a single stone with just the right shape, color or perfect imperfection that makes you feel like you have found a part of yourself. Whatever you find, I hope that you enjoy the connection to nature and durable simplicity of each creation. Please take a look around to see what catches your eye!

Memberships

American Society of Botanical Artists | Guild of Natural Science Illustrators

Articles

Creech, Carol F. Inktober 2019. Journal of Natural Science Illustration, Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, v. 52, No. 1, 2020.

Bethmann, Laura. Conversations with Our Artists: Carol Creech. The Botanical Artist: Journal of the American Society of Botanical Artists, v. 22, iss. 3, September 2016.

Creech, Carol F. Pages from my sketchbook. Nature Miscellany: An International Sketchbook Exchange. GNSI Journal of Natural Science Illustration, No. 2, 2016.

Creech, Carol F. Making Money with Your Art: My Experience with Online Shops. GNSI Journal of Natural Science Illustration, No. 3, 2013.

 Exhibits

  • Capturing the Essence: Connecting People and Nature Through Art
    • GNSI Great Lakes Chapter Exhibit at the Lost Valley Visitor Center in Glacial Park, McHenry County, Illinois, June 13, 2015 – July 31, 2015
  • Fourth Coast Illuminated: Plants, Animals, Habitats, Archaeology, Artists of the Great Lakes Region.
    • Guild of Natural Science Illustrators at Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI, July – September, 2014
  • Legacy of the Land Through Art
    • Legacy Land Conservancy at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, MI, Fall 2013.
    • Legacy Land Conservancy at Sandhill Vineyards, Jackson, MI, Spring 2014
  • 50 Shades of Green
    • Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, MI – December 2013.
  • Illustrating Science: From Anatomy to Zoology
    • Ann Arbor District Library, Ann Arbor, MI, 2012
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