Rusty and Ingrid Kinnunen – Rusty and Ingrid Creative Company
In your words… Tell us about your organization, business, initiative.
We are an artist couple with a passion to create beautiful, handcrafted, and affordable fine art. We draw and hand print travel poster style screen prints that celebrate New England.
Tell us a bit about you and why you do what you do? Share your passions for your business, initiative, organization.Our art and our business are a collaboration. We met at art school (MassArt in Boston), and years later, in 2013 after a job loss, we decided to work together to build our art business full time. For years, we worked out of our small home and sold our art at craft fairs on weekends. We currently have a retail gallery in Salem, MA. We live in Rockport and have three children.
What role do you think your business plays in supporting a more creative community?
We participate in the creative community by bringing high quality, handmade and affordable fine art into a fun, accessible retail environment.
What was the last book you read that made an impact on you?
Leonardo da Vinci, by Walter Isaacson
What’s the one thing people would be surprised to learn about you our your business?
We got married while we were in art school.