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We feature the work of Illinois artists: Heather Baker, Bruce Brown*, Sue Cleer, Pat Cofield*, Paula Custis, various EP!C artists, Julie Dodge, Michele Feitler, Jacob Grant, Mary Hildebrand, Bennett Johnson, Jana Maxwell, Stormy Lee Monday*, Michael Ragan*, Erik Scott*, Jane Sieck, Ken Tieber, Nancy Tieber, Linda Webb, Peggy West, Kate Weyeneth, Melissa Weyeneth, Bob Whitaker*, and Stephen Wilson.

Arizona: Paige Poppe, Sally Atchinson, misc Navajo and Zuni artists   New Mexico: Stella Koutsoukali Cverna

*=22 VA artist

Creative Soul's Featured Artist

Stormy Lee Monday


Stormy’s vibrant paintings have been displayed in countless fine art galleries. His flowing poems have earned him national recognition, and he is a recipient of the Distinguished Poet Award, the Dickinson Award of Amherst, the National Golden Poet Award among others.

Creative Soul features a variety of Stormy's work including abstracts and his new Tropical Scenes series.


Autographed copies of his latest book, Addiction: One Man’s Road to Recovery are also currently available at the gallery. 

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Check out this interview with Stormy.

Creative Soul's Recently Featured Artists

Paige Poppe

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We are proud to bet the the only Illinois gallery to feature the work of Paige Poppe.  While Paige was still in college as an architectural major, she got her creative business start by creating and selling hand painted skateboards with her own designs. These days Poppe is widely known for her paintings of desert botanicals and landscapes.


Poppe said leaving her home state of Arizona for college is actually what caused her to see the Sonoran Desert, with new eyes and appreciation when returning home. Her pursuit of creativity has blossomed into a full-time career as an artist.


“I use my artwork to put modern vibrant spins on the desert and nature,” Poppe said.

What inspires your creative soul?

“I strongly believe that nature is the greatest artist and art brings more color, magic and joy to your life.”

Linda Webb


Every Creekside Studio piece is handmade entirely by award winning artist Linda Webb. Linda has over 25 years of experience in a variety of mediums and began her professional career as a graphic designer. One of her designs may be in your closet as her designs have been printed on everything from fabric to rain boots!


Linda's mosaic jewelry can be found in multiple museum stores. She begins her unique process by sculpting a base in clay. Tiny “tiles” from sheets of rolled clay in a variety of colors and patterns are applied to the base forming a mosaic. Once the piece is cured, it is grouted and sanded smooth. The finished products are durable, waterproof, lightweight and unique pieces of wearable art.

What inspires your creative soul?

"I am constantly inspired by the beauty of nature."

Linda will be teaching a sugar skull class in the fall. This is a rare opportunity for her central Illinois fans and the class will fill up quickly! Watch for further details.

Linda's Gallery

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