Ashley Rye and Vivienne Francis

Murals and Specialist Decoration


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.



11 Jan 2006, Playroom Beach Mural to be found under Nurseries and Children's Furniture, Rye Section. Latest updates, 9th Jan 2007 New section added, Fish Scale Design and Trompe Grained Mahogany Panels at William Kent House, the new Ritz extension (Featured in Country Life) and Painted Animals and Birds on a wooden screen under Painted Furniture, Francis. New Section added, Impressionist Landscape Paintings, new portrait added (Ashley Rye as Henry VIII) under Oil And Conte Portraits, Painting Commissions, Francis, new painting of Bluebell Wood under Nature Studies, Francis, also two birds added. 15th Jan 2007 Two woodscapes added to Impressionist Landscape Section, watercolour from Goldengate Park, San Francisco added to Nature Studies. 24th Apr 2007 New portrait of William Forder added to Oil and Watercolour Portraits, Francis section, and new oil painting of tropical butterfly added to Nature Studies, Francis section.15th May 2007 New portrait of Bo Forder added to Oil and Watercolour Portraits, Francis section. 9th Sept 2007 New portrait of William Mott added to Oil and Watercolour Portraits, Francis section.


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 0208 789 2378

All images copyrighted Jan 2002