About Black Velvet Styling

Sophie purser backdrop artist still life food stylist photography backgroundsBlack Velvet Stying was founded by Sophie Purser, a still life and interiors stylist from Derbyshire, in 2018.  

Sophie takes inspiration from her travels, nature, interiors trends and styling work to bring you beautiful hand painted, illustrated and curated backgrounds.  Her knowledge of styling and photography means she knows whats important in a background design, not only to look good but to shoot well too.                                                                                                    

Sophie studied art A level and Art Foundation (many moons ago) so knows lots of techniques and tricks to bring texture and age to her creations.  She has been making hand painted backgrounds for food styling and product photography since 2015, cofounding Woodrow Studios in 2016 - now ran by her fiancé Tom Cockerill. 

With Black Velvet Styling Sophie hopes to keep developing her design skills and offer her backgrounds to fellow creatives around the world at a price to suit even the smallest prop budget. 

All Black Velvet backgrounds are painted, designed or curated in the UK with UK printing, packaging and fulfilment.  We support local!  We also use sustainable materials wherever possible and support Surfers Against Sewage.  Read more about this here.

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Image: Jenny Ryan @womenrockingbusiness