Motorcycle Artist "Pimps" Victoria & Albert Tub, American-Style

Charleston, SC, April 02, 2009 --( Custom motorcycle artist Harley Kegley recently expanded his talents to include transforming — of all things— a bathtub. Manufacturer Victoria & Albert Bath commissioned Kegley to paint its ios tub to showcase the paintability and American and British roots of its freestanding bathtubs.

“I painted it using the same process I use to custom paint a motorcycle, boat, guitar, or show rifle,” says Kegley, adding that this is the first bathtub “canvas” he’s tackled during his 30-year career.

Kegley’s rendition of the American flag flies on one side and the Union Jack on the other. He used a base coat of clear acrylic urethane, and a hand-cut paint mask stencil combined with a free hand for a soft edge.

Made from ENGLISHCAST™ — Victoria & Albert’s unique solid surface material – the bathtub has a smooth, paint-ready surface. Kegley’s transformation of the white ios tub into an eye-catching work of art illustrates the versatility of a Victoria & Albert tub, says U.S. sales and marketing manager Karl Schuele.

“Victoria & Albert bathtubs offer customers options and flexibility,” says Schuele. “They can individualize the naturally white exterior with paint or tile to match bathroom décor or add a dash of self-expression.”

The patriotically painted tub will be visiting select showrooms over the next 12 to 18 months to showcase the versatility of the company’s solid surface tubs.

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Victoria & Albert baths are made from ENGLISHCAST™, a mix of naturally white volcanic limestone and resin. Insulating, stain-resistant and strong, this high-performance material makes it possible to cast a large and complex shape into one flowing, seamless piece. The stone content of ENGLISHCAST™ creates a durable, scratch-resistant bathing well that is easily renewed with a light polish.

About Victoria & Albert®
Victoria & Albert is a global leader in bath innovation and design, creating a versatile range of traditional and contemporary freestanding bathtubs. Known for its durability, every ENGLISHCAST™ bathtub comes with a 25-year manufacturer-backed warranty and is shipped within 48 hours of purchase.

Victoria & Albert products are sold at more than 400 kitchen and bath showrooms across the U.S. and Canada. Established in the U.K. in 1996, Victoria & Albert extended its brand to the U.S. in 2002, and now offers its products in more than 20 countries across the globe.

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Mary Sue Lawrence