Christopher Creath


Where were you born? Year, Country, State. Where do you live currently?


I was born in San Luis Obispo CA, in 1981. And now reside in Portland OR.



What initially drew you to drawing pretty pictures?


I've always drawn and painted. Those are my first memories. It's a wonderful compulsion.


Who is your favorite skateboarder, living or dead? Any ties to skateboarding?


 My favorite Skateboarders are mostly from the 80's. My brother liked Tony Hawk, so I liked Tony Magnusson, because I always liked the underdog... Plus he's Swedish... He and my mom have the same hometown....

I grew up surrounded by skate board culture, but mostly skated for transportation, my friends would do tricks and I would draw them.


Who is your favorite artist, living or dead?


I am not sure I have a favorite artist... But I really love Dali, Bill Watterson, Esher is cool... Herakut... There's so many amazing inspiring visual artists.


When you're not creating amazing works of art, what do you enjoy doing?


I like being outside, being near a river, stream, ocean... I like mountains... I like making music... I like sunshine I like rain... Good company.



Who are your biggest influences?


I think my biggest influences are my mom, my father, my brother... Also see question four, and throw in Chuck Jones, Gary Larson, Maurice Sendak, and Dr. Seuss for good measure.



What mediums do you enjoy working in?


I really enjoy exploring many mediums. Spray paint is fun, Acrylic is what I've been using lately, I switch from oils a couple years ago, because I was traveling a lot. I'm pretty happy with it, but do miss the oils from time to time.



Anything else you want to tell?


Be good to one another, :)