As parents of 9 children, we understand the meaning of hard work, commitment and family. We also like to think of our employees and customers as an extension of our family. We feel fortunate to associate with so many creative, inspiring, genuinely authentic people. When we are not at Central Art, we love to take long road/camping trips, garden, play games and snuggle up with a child while watching a movie.
I’m an Arizona transplant that acclimated to beautiful Southern Oregon early in life, but I also have a timeshare in the Land of Make-Believe – a place where I spend a great deal of my creative time. Unicorns, dragons, and mythical creatures are my thing. Oh, and coffee (aka Creative Fuel).
Media-wise I’m a dabbler, but my favorite type of art is drawing – which is probably the reason why I became a professional illustrator. You’ll usually find me sketching something with wild abandon.
For me, the most enjoyable aspect of drawing things that aren’t real is by looking at things that are, and allowing the power of my imagination to take care of the rest!
Having grown up in the Rogue Valley area, Central Art Supply has been a mainstay for most of my art material and framing needs from grade school all the way through college. Working in picture framing for over fifteen years has allowed me to collaborate with the community and really grow as a creative individual. Whether it is taking part in a professional picture framing workshop, or a local life drawing session; I feel that I am constantly learning. Working at an art store I cannot help but feel privileged that I may have helped to further an individual’s art experience.
I’m Yasmine, and I’m a 22 year old illustrator from Ogden, Utah. I enjoy reading comic books, playing video games and D&D, exploring the outdoors, or just staying at home drawing or watching movies. I’ve been involved with art for as long as I can remember.
All my life, I’ve always liked to create stories and characters that I could express through visual media. Regarding traditional media: I mostly work with ink and graphite. But I also like to work with watercolors, and I’m starting to dip my toes into gouache. However, when I'm not working traditionally, I will use my iPad for creating digital art.
You can find me and my art through here!
I was born and raised in Oregon. I have been in Southern Oregon since I was 6 years old. Art and animals have always been a part of my life. I learned to draw before I learned to read or write. My first word was our dog’s name! I am a self-taught artist, experimenting with new mediums and techniques, enjoying the learning as much as the creating.
Leland has been working with us here at Central Art since 2016. He studied art at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point specializing in painting and printmaking. He's always interested in what's going on in our local art community and is happy to discuss your latest project and answer any questions you might have regarding materials or techniques.
You can see a sample of his work here and here.