LECTURE & FLORAL WORKSHOP
Friday, FebruAry 23
1:00 PM | $120 PER PERSON
LIMITED TO 40
Ashley Woodson Bailey
My works are biographical, deeply intimate and one-of-a-kind, and I am on a constant quest to capture these beloved creatures in order to share their beauty with the world.
Ashley Woodson Bailey was raised in Corpus Christi, Texas before earning a BFA in Art History and Art from the University of Texas in Austin. She worked as a floral designer for two decades in Dallas, Houston, NYC, Savannah, Atlanta and Austin.
A self-taught photographer, Ashley sought to create a lasting flower arrangement through the lens of a camera after a life-changing accident in 2012 left her physically unable to create for large-scale events. As an artist, Ashley is defined fully and completely by the flower. Her inaugural collection "Dark" is inspired by the transition of the flower from a lovely blossom to a dying stem and the deep desire to preserve the metamorphosis as a moment in time. Since the launch of her eponymous line of limited-edition prints, Ashley has been approached to create custom prints, fabrics and home products. Her capsule clothing collaboration with Brooke Atwood launched in Fall of 2015 along with her popular line of bespoke wallpaper. Ashley's debut images were captured and edited with her iPhone. She currently works with a combination of her beloved iPhone and an Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II.
After a harrowing car accident left this high-profile florist bed-ridden with a broken back and shattered spirit, Ashley Woodson Bailey channeled her love of flowers into a healing, and wildly successful new venture filled with beauty, depth and exquisite curiosity.
A self-taught photographer, Ashley’s signature “florography” fine art prints launched in 2015. Her eponymous brand naturally expanded to include wallpaper as her desire to live among the flowers grew. Her 2015 inaugural wallpaper collection “Dark” was inspired by the transition of the flower from a lovely blossom to a dying stem and the deep desire to preserve the metamorphosis as a frozen moment in time. The current collection, showcased within these pages, expands to include both dark and light influences and colorways.
Each of Ashley’s patterns begins with inspiration from fresh flowers. She forages, visits her floral market and partners with floral farmers to hand-select an array of blooms before studying or arranging them in her signature, wildly organic style. She captures their beauty from multiple angles over the course of several days before selecting and editing her favorite shot for the final image. As inspiration strikes, she chooses select images to transform into the patterns that you see in this book.
A note from Ashley: As an artist, I am defined fully and completely by the flower. My works are biographical, deeply intimate and one-of-a-kind, and I am on a constant quest to capture these beloved creatures in order to share their beauty with the world. I hope you’ll feel a similar connection, enjoying these “forever flowers” in your own space for years to come.