Becky Baur

my shop people

Every now and then I thought it would be nice to feature one of my

Violet and Percy

designers or artists. One of the best things about owning an online shop is that I get to discover so many talented and inspiring people and share their products with my customers. 

Today I’d like to introduce you to Becky Baur. 

I first came across Becky’s work in January when I was trawling Not On The High Street for new products to stock. I was immediately drawn to her bold, monochrome designs of rabbits and cats and I also fell in love with her scandinavian style, folklore inspired designs too. 

I asked Becky to tell me a bit about her life as an artist and her inspiration. 

When did you start drawing and designing?

“I

have always loved drawing and remember at an early age decorating the envelopes of my parents’ unopened letters. I then went on to do an art foundation and after that a Fine Art degree at Brighton. 

After graduating I found a studio in Shoreditch which then was empty of people, bars and shops and was mainly artists’ studios. I worked freelance there as a textile designer with my agent conveniently on the next floor down then decided to go it alone and set up my own company in 2011.”

What are your main influences?

“I

really love the Scandinavian style, its bold simplicity. We also used to live in Paris near a flea market so I was influenced as well by the european design of old books, packaging

ceramics and textiles that came back with us weekly. I’m a bit of a hoarder and have a big collection of children’s books which I ‘share’ with our daughter, some from my childhood and the rest picked up on the way.”

Which methods do you use?

“I use Photoshop and Illustrator but really enjoy drawing so usually end up scanning my hand drawn stuff into Photoshop.”

Where do you work? 

“In the studio, in the kitchen, wherever! As a mum I find I cram work in here, there and everywhere.”

A big thank you to Becky. You can find a selection of her cards and homewares at

www.violetandpercy.com



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