About Corcra Creative
Corcra Creative is an illustration company that loves to make impactful works of art with beautiful colored pencils and other mediums.
Corcra Creative was originally a branding and graphic design company until the illustrator within was discovered when the old color pencils were dusted off to create a portrait of an Alaskan Malamute for a co-worker. It was love at first sight.
Each and every project brings great joy!
Contact me today to have your own illustrated work of art!
They make amazing, one-of-a-kind gifts for every occasion.
About Michelle Smith
I am a native, puddle-tromping Portland, Oregon-based Illustrator. A passion burns inside of me that is unstoppable. This passion, this excitement, this drive for wanting more…this is what gets me up each day. I challenge myself to stretch and push even harder when I think I have stretched enough. I get excited when I make mistakes because it’s an opportunity for me to learn and grow.
My favorite past-times include being with family and friends while enjoying a delicious wee dram of Scotch whisky, a pint of cider, or a glass of wine from the Pacific Northwest.
Other interests that I adore are bike riding, hiking in the Gorge, kayaking Oregon’s beautiful lakes, spending a day at the coast, and traveling the world.
Corcra is Irish Gaelic for purple.
The word corcra is a nod to my wee Irish ancestry line that married into my Scottish family when they immigrated into Nova Scotia.
While brainstorming my company name, I really wanted to use the Scottish Gaelic word for purple – purpaidh – but no one would be able to pronounce it! So corcra it is!
Say puu-sh-pee. There’s your Scottish Gaelic lesson for the day. =)
My goal someday is to learn Scottish Gaelic!
To me, purple is solidity. It gives me weight. Confidence. Energy. I love it because it can range from light and carefree to dark and mysterious. It’s a combination of two of my favorite colors, red for daring passion and blue for calm focus.
Hence the birth of my company Corcra Creative.