The Creative Company
Create. Share. Inspire.
At The Creative Company, we CREATE one-of-a-kind Painting & Colouring Kits. We SHARE them with our customers with the purpose to INSPIRE creativity in all ages. Taking the time to quiet your mind, while engaging in a creative activity, can reduce stress, make space for clarity, as well as invoke feelings of happiness. We are proud to provide creative outlets to organizations for team building activities, school boards, and remote communities for educational & wellness purposes, as well as parents looking for a fun family activity to do at home.
We are happy to open our studio space up for private painting parties, birthday parties, or any kind of special event where you want to relax, do a little painting, and see where your creativity takes you. Art education and wellness are something we feel strongly about. With two seasoned art educators, Steve Gerow and Angela Jason (Benedict), this year is going to be a big step in the direction of making events a big priority for our community. If you don’t live in the Thunder Bay region, do not worry. We ship our products from coast to coast, and with the beauty of technology, we can jump on a Zoom call and can paint alongside your group, offering artist pointers and guidance along the way.
Angela Jason (Benedict)
Growing up, Angela had very little access to brushes, paints, and canvas due to her location, the cost of materials, lack of available space, and the limited income of her family, so it was not until 2010 that she finally decided to purchase these items for herself and began exploring the world of acrylic painting. Most recently, she has begun exploring the stained-glass medium.
Angela is a self-taught artist and the work she currently does is inspired by the people in her life. She starts each new piece with a friend, family member, or specific person in her thoughts and continues thinking about them throughout the painting process. As a result, she is always happy with the final image. While she is still developing her own style as an artist, she would describe it as influenced by First Nations/Woodland styles, but with her own feminine twist to the colours, lines, and forms.
Steve Gerow was born to be an artist! He has been creating since he was a child, using art as a way of healing. Growing up, he was faced with numerous medical challenges, and during those times where he needed an escape, or a way to “get through the day,” he would turn to his art for comfort. As a result, over the last 40 years, he has created some beautiful pieces that are now being enjoyed all over the globe.
Steve met Deena Kruger, The Creative Company Founder and CEO, in 2017 on a whim, and together they embarked on a journey to share the joys of creating with everyone. In the early days of 2020 when The Creative Company Paint Kits were born, Steve was hand-drawing them by the thousands, and doing Zooms with people across Canada sharing his passion and love of art with others.
Today he is proud to say that he is a “Full Time Artist,” making his dream come true by getting to create for himself, and others. In his spare time, he loves hiking, chilling with his dog Baxter, and hunting for records to add to his never-ending collection.
For more info about The Creative Company, please visit: https://thecreativecompany.ca/