Beginning July 1st, Kirk and Ashlee Gillespie have purchased Napa Valley Art Supplies from Jeff Holmes.

Who are these people anyways?-


Ice Number 1

Created using 140LB Cold Press Fabriano Artistico and Van Gogh watercolors.

Ashlee Gillespie

Ashlee Gillespie (Williamson) had worked at NVAS from 2008 - 2013 and also worked for another legendary art supply stores, Lenz Arts in Santa Cruz and the famous FLAX in San Francisco. For the past 5 years Ashlee worked as a representative for manufacturers and distributors of artist supplies, Savoir-Faire in Novato and Jaquard in Healdsburg. Ashlee is also an accomplished artist with recent works being in watercolors.

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Figure Study

Random drawing paper and an ebony pencil.

Kirk Gillespie

Kirk has managed several art supply stores over the years both in the Bay Area, Colorado and Texas. He also had a custom canvas shop, Artist Canvas Works in Colorado. Kirk also worked for distributors in the artist materials industry, most recently for the world famous Royal Dutch company Royal Talens, makers of the brands Rembrandt, Van Gogh and Amsterdam. Kirk is an Oil Painter, sculptor and doodler.

We’ve either seen some old friends or met many of you already and hope to meet more of you soon! Come say hello!