Our Story

The Ardmore story can be summed up in one simple but profound phrase: We Are Because Of Others.
This is the homegrown African wisdom known as ‘ubuntu’. This derives from the Zulu expression ‘umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu’, which literally means that a person is a person through other people. This speaks to the importance of community in everything that Ardmore does, and to the collaborative nature of our creative process.
For over 30 years, we’ve been guided by our goal of providing an environment where artists can flourish in their pursuit of creating authentic work – a safe, inclusive place where they can use their unique skills to tell their stories – and share their inspiring and sometimes thought-provoking messages with the world.
This is when the Ardmore magic happens. With uncompromising dedication to skill, creativity and pride we are a collective of creative spirits bonded by respect and dignity.
This has enabled us to nurture enduring relationships with local communities and our collectors around the world.