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 the 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.