About Ashley

Born and raised in rural southern Illinois, I have loved the visual arts since I was very young. I studied architecture in college and discovered that I was far more drawn to the graphic presentation of the structure rather than the technical side of architecture. This led me to pursue graphic arts upon graduation. I worked for several years in marketing and graphic design. In 2014, I found myself as a stay at home mom in a highrise apartment in Asia (my military service member hubby's job took us overseas). I desperately needed a creative outlet and decided to give watercolor art a try.  I am completely self-taught, which meant months of trial and error. I soon fell in love and have put my heart and soul into building a business around my passion for design and watercolor art.

In 2016, I officially launched Ashley Bunten Art + Design, a design studio and online shop where I create custom invitations and cards, art prints, stationery, and original watercolors. In addition to these products, I also work with couples to create one-of-a-kind wedding invitation suites. 

Thank you for stopping by and allowing me to share my artwork with you. Feel free to contact me if you would like to know more.


    Ashley Bunten Design