We're Kevin and Danielle Armentrout, owners of Ardella Portrait Art. Family means everything to us, and you will often see our little ones running around the studio, as we truly are family-owned and family-operated. Creating stunning family portraits for every family that walks through our doors is not only our goal; it's our passion.
Time won't last forever, children grow up so fast, and our family members will, unfortunately, someday pass. We know that every piece of art we create carries a great responsibility. Every portrait will eventually become a beautiful memory, a moment captured in time, and something held on to for generations.
You will often hear us talk about the Ardella Experience because we feel that your time spent with us is just as important, if not more, than the final portrait. We want to welcome you into a warm and inviting space that you can feel, one where you know your family is being cared for, and your artwork is being created, by a family who believes in - family is everything.
Edward and Ardella Marple, known to us as Nan-Nan and Pop-Pop, to a handful as Mom and Dad, and to many as Ed and Del, are the inspiration to all we do here.
Ed Marple provided for five children and continuously put his family before himself. I watched him care for his loving wife and vow to hold her hand until the very end. I witnessed his devotion and attention to every member of his family over the years. He laid out birthday cards across his dresser for as far as his extended family could reach, each signed with their own personal message. Every envelope was meticulously marked with the day for each one to go out. He made sure that every person in his family, on their special day, knew that to him, they were.
We hope to pass that same legacy on to you; that every person in your family may feel special, feel connected, and feel loved. We hope to give you the most beautiful work of art you'll ever own – your family. That is why it is only fitting that our studio is named after the most beautiful thing Edward ever laid eyes on... Ardella.
Capturing the perfect moment and creating a beautiful work of art is our main focus when you visit our studio. We have put so much time and thought into every detail to make sure your time with us is truly a memorable experience. All you have to do is relax and enjoy the moment.
On a quiet street in a historic district of downtown Tampa, Ardella studio is a large, bright, and inviting space that can accommodate the largest of families. Our custom-built cyc wall is the perfect setting for producing stunning artwork. Let our artists and designers create something beautiful for you and your family.
We have designed a family-friendly environment that will allow you to take a relaxing pause while we prepare your viewing session. We know that entertaining children is no easy task, but our family room sure does make it feel that way. Wait comfortably with plenty of toys, books, iPad stations, and a big screen tv to keep everyone engaged.
Ardella Grand Opening in Downtown Tampa.
Edward and Ardella's remaining children.
Ardella is Family Owned and Operated.
For Ed and Del...