This massive (140′ x 30′) nautical mural is located behind Barrett Boat Works and along Lakeside Trail. It was commissioned by Barrett Boat Works and was painted by Nick Nortier aka @OldGrowthCreative in 2021.
About the Artist
Nick Nortier is an illustrator, mural painter, and printmaker, but also enjoys woodworking, performing spoken word poetry, and the overall process of making creative work. Growing up, his main interests were skating and drawing, two hobbies that would eventually merge into one. From skating, he learned to look at the environment in new and creative ways, which would end up influencing how his work interacts with the area that it’s placed in. He believes the role of street art and murals is to be an art form that is accessible to everyone.
Old Growth Creative is the business name for artist and muralist Nick Nortier. It comes from the admiration of old growth forests and the reverence that comes from seeing something existing in the natural world that hasn’t been altered by human hands. Due to deforestation these forests are increasingly rare and symbolize a need for us to protect our planet and the life that lives here.