Ardie Gallant

Art For Your Every Day


Words hold a special fascination for Ardie, who has collected quotes, poems and phrases since she was a teenager. Using calligraphy to capture feelings and letters to express life’s meanings is a challenge that delights and inspires her creative spirit.


With 40 years of calligraphy and design experience, Ardie relishes the challenge of producing fresh, new ideas. Primarily self-taught, but extremely well-mentored, she believes that art grows out of lived experience. Personal challenges and growth add texture and hue to her work. No experience is ever wasted—especially when heart and hand work together in shared expression.


Over the years Ardie has taught a variety of classes, and encouraged other artists through a business that provided product design, production, and marketing. For many years she has been an active member of calligraphy organizations, and served on the board of directors for the Perpich Center for Arts Education in Minnesota before moving to North Carolina to be near family. She has shown her work in many exhibits, including a solo exhibit in St. Paul, MN. Her own “green” project is creating exquisite one-of-a-kind handmade cards from studio scraps and items that would otherwise be thrown away.

Currently Ardie hosts “Creative Time” in her woodland studio the first and third Saturday afternoons of each month. It’s an opportunity to slow down, notice the world around you, and join with others in making cards, learning techniques to upcycle beauty, and just enjoy the company of other creators.


  • One-of-a-kind handmade upcycle cards from studio scraps and items that would otherwise be thrown away
  • Lettered Rocks
  • Banners
  • Addressing Invitations
  • Broadsides
  • Gifts
  • Some prints and printed cards are still available.

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  • United States


  • Telephone: 800.254.0979
  • Fax: 877.239.2343
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