Ashley Rye and Vivienne Francis

Murals and Specialist Decoration


In July 2000 I formed a working partnership with artist Vivienne Francis, and have worked with her on various art commissions, including a two-month contract to decorate several rooms in a large private villa in Beaulieu, South of France. Furniture is sometimes painted in conjunction with mural work, and a wide range of specialist paint effects are also undertaken, including stencilling, graining, marbling, antiqueing, dragging, ragging, colourwashing (oil and water-base), and gilding. We also do portrait commissions, human and animal, in oil on fine grade linen canvas, conte crayon or watercolour, and a variety of reproduction paintings, for example Victorian still lives or hand-coloured engravings of animals. I have also done a series of watercolours of properties for estate agents like Knight, Frank and Rutley, and painted for Hygrove Kitchens in Wimbledon. To view our CVs click here for mine (some names witheld respecting confidentiality, for more information contact me privately) and here for Vivienne's.

Murals are painted in any style, classical or modern, from Italian renaissance or Islamic to Japanese stencil to Art Deco.

TO EMAIL US CLICK HERE or phone 01273 514568


Trompe l'oeil Murals




Painted Furniture




Decorated Kitchens, Bathrooms & Bedrooms




Ashley's Italianate Shutters

(Click Here) shutters listed by category as:

Shutter Portraits

Shutter Landscapes

Italianate scrollwork and gilding


Trompe l'oeil, paint effects and gilding at villa in Beaulieu, Provence


Powder Room


Ceiling Painting and Trompe Mahogany Grained Panels At William Kent House, The New Ritz Extension

Painted Fish Scale Design on William Kent Room Ceiling

Trompe Mahogany Grained Panels In William Kent Room


Nurseries and children's furniture




Swimming Pool Murals

Examples in England and abroad


Gilding and Special Paint Finishes


Ashley's stencil portfolio


Fine Art


Oil and Watercolour Portraits, painting commissions




Impressionist Landscape Paintings



Nature Studies




Reproduction Paintings (Victorian Still Lives, watercolour engravings)




Watercolours of Properties for Estate Agents



Computer Graphics, Illustration and Design



Images will be added on a fairly regular basis, so do check occasionally for updates.


Section on Italianate shutters and related work now has over 32 images on 8 pages. An article on our work featured

in Country Life, April 25, 2002. Click here for the article.


All images copyrighted Jan 2002