Dutch master paintings or this year’s trend of ‘midnight floral’ could have been the inspiration to create the latest designs in painterly style with dramatic botanicals in lush and moody hues for our Artist Editions bathroom sinks. The pattern was designed in collaboration with Ashley Woodson Bailey who as a former master florist (also known as a Dutch Master florist) applied her creative senses to put ink to paper or rather flowers to design. After a car accident Ashley self-taught herself photography to continue her intimate relationship with flowers as she could no longer work in her previous occupation. She used photography as a way of expressing herself and at the same time as therapy for her soul starving to comprehend the intricate floral creatures, their patterns, textures, hues, and colors. She often follows a flower throughout the life-cycle with her lens and creates art pieces capturing the most stunning and reverberating images.Since 2014, her oeuvres have been central to the creation of prints, patterns, wallpapers, and as part of designs of limited-edition products similar to and now including the Artist Editions Midnight Floral Carillon round and rectangle bathroom sinks.The Midnight Floral pattern features a moody arrangement of hellebores, fritillaries, ranunculus, and sweet pea flowers against an onyx backdrop.Ashley held a gallery studio show titled ‘Avant Garden’ at the Art Center in Corpus Christi, Texas, in July 2016. We are convinced that this is just the beginning of a blooming career.
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