Sandy Koslowski (and daughter, Stella) have worked as
professional artists for 25 years. Rich is an
award-winning writer and artist who has had dozens of
children's books, comic books and graphic novels
published. Rich has worked with publishers like Archie
Comics, Marvel Comics and Top Shelf Productions. He was
the lead artist on the very first Family Guy comic book
and produced nationally syndicated Simpsons newspaper
strips. Rich also has a background in animation where
he worked on such shows as Sonic The Hedgehog! Sandy's
background is in clay sculpture, having exhibited at
dozens of the mid-west's most prestigious events. Sandy
also assists Rich with his book illustrations and has
co-written many of his works.
In 2009 the Koslowski family moved from Wisconsin to
Aptos, an area they were attracted to for its mild
weather and rich art culture. Opening a store where
artists could not only get discounted supplies, but
also exhibit their works, was something they'd dreamed
about doing for years. As working artists themselves
they understood the importance of having high-quality,
affordable supplies readily available. In addition to
carrying the best name-brand art supplies Art Supplies,
Ink. also carries a large assortment of "kids" arts
& crafts supplies... Brands such as Klutz, Crayola,
Sculpey and Milan; Fun kits and creative "How To Draw"
books; and adorable products like Japanese erasers and
Totoro back packs.
A good portion of Art Supplies, Ink. will be devoted to
showcasing and supporting local artist's works. Many of
Santa Cruz county's finest artists are represented;
hand-made jewelry, paintings, sculpture and photography
adorns the shelves and walls.
Art Supplies, Ink. is pleased to offer Custom Framing. Bring in your cherished piece of Art or Photographs and choose from over 200 frame and mat styles!
Art fundraisers for local schools is also something Art
Supplies, Ink. is passionately involved in. Being not
only an art supply store, but an integral part of the
community, is an important part of ASI's "mission
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