Who we are

We're a husband and wife creative couple from small town Nova Scotia. Mike's a songwriter and musician (Michael S. Ryan & The Town Heroes) and Kristen is a visual artist and designer (Kristen Herrington Art)

We've been collaborating as a couple for the past decade. We began creating art together with Kristen developing a painting for every song from Mike's first solo album From the Bottoms of Our Murky Hearts.

From there, we dove into the creative world headfirst:

-We wrote a BOOK, “You and Me: Travel, Misadventures, and Love Around the World” – a memoir that showcases a hilarious collection of short stories from our lived travel and relationship experiences.

-We host a PODCAST aptly called “Mike and Kristen” about following dreams and life as professional artists.

-We create CUSTOM PIECES of Art and Songs for clients.

-And we perform a LIVE SHOW where audiences get to see Kristen's art come to life from scratch while Mike simultaneously belts out his original, heartfelt songs (with a few sing-a-longs to boot!)

Information on all these creative endeavours can be found on this site. Thanks so much for checking us out, and we'd love to hear from you if you have any questions or are interested in what we do.

Much love,