Creating & Supporting Youth Music
Programs with Whimsical Art
With sales of her products and applying for corporate matching funds, Becky has donated thousands of dollars to youth music programs since the inception of her Violettes by Becky web site.
In addition, she conducts an Annual Youth Music Composition Competition (6 years) See ViolettesbyBecky.com
Her products include:
Whimsical Music Note Cards and Art Prints
Music Purses or Gig Bags - Guitar, Violin, Piano and Ukulele Purses
Custom Painted Music and Cat Silk Scarves
In spring of 2016, Becky Chaffee started creating whimsical music-themed paintings with acrylics on canvas. The paintings have vibrant colors. They were immediately popular, which inspired Becky to paint all day and all night producing over 100 in 6 months. The cards were quickly selling in New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Minnesota, Nashville, Townsend and Knoxville, TN. Becky opened in a local Hallmark in November 2017.
Becky made Violin Purses for world renowned Violinist Rachel Barton Pine and her daughter in the spring of Spring 2017.
Style & Quality
Becky's Folk Art style of painting has been well received. It is filled with humor and detail that sometimes takes a second look to find in her paintings. She loves the idea of illustrating lessons, making her work useful for children. The bright colors and humor help make the lessons memorable.
She comes to this work after degrees in Civil Engineering from UC Berkeley and Cornell University, working in the field, then volunteering at church and school while raising two musical children.
Inquire if you are interested in purchasing an original, as Becky hasn't had time to put them on sale. She has received several offers for gallery displays, and may focus on that in the future.
Note that the Violettes by Becky music purses have been owned by professional musicians, music fashionistas and several famous people too.
All Becky's prints are from her original paintings and wacky imagination.
The purses are all designed by Becky. The originals are handmade and hand painted. Some of the designs have been outsourced for price reduction. Most of the outsourced purses are finished personally by Becky.
Silk scarves are painted by Becky to order. You may request a simple scene and color scheme or an instrument to feature on the scarves.