Mike and Kristen

Podcasters, Authors, Live Music & Art, Custom Song & Painting

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.

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,



Curiosity Club

curating curiosity through experiences & exploration

Curiosity Club is a trio of professional artists and entrepreneurs who specialize in facilitating creative experiences. 

Erin Bulger, Kristen Herrington and Steph McNamara met in 2020 and have been curating one-of-a-kind experiences ever since. Each woman offers a unique skill-set and area of expertise with the shared mission to help bring your idea to life. 

If you are looking for support in event management, photography, hosting, developing your creative "why" or one on one guidance, we are here to help! 

On September 1, we will be launching our second virtual program. A 12-week online community to work through the infamous teaching of Julia Cameron's, "The Artist's Way"