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

Rye

Francis

 

Painted Furniture

Rye

Francis

 

Decorated Kitchens, Bathrooms & Bedrooms

Rye

Francis

 

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

Library

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

Rye

Francis

 

Swimming Pool Murals

Examples in England and abroad

 

Gilding and Special Paint Finishes

Gilding

Ashley's stencil portfolio

 

Fine Art

 

Oil and Watercolour Portraits, painting commissions

Rye

Francis

 

Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Paintings

 

Nature Studies

Rye

Francis

 

Reproduction Paintings (Victorian Still Lives, watercolour engravings)

Rye

Francis

 

Watercolours of Properties for Estate Agents

Rye

 

Computer Graphics, Illustration and Design

Sketchbook

 

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