Brown Bowen In Collaboration With Pye Papers

Erica Pye


We’re totally SMITTEN with these adorable notecards, gift enclosures, and placemats that Erica, of Pye Papers created to match our Sullivan Swim Shorts!!

Erica and I met a few years ago after she became a customer and shared a picture of her precious boys in our clothes!! She designed our Christmas Cards that year and I fell in love with her beautiful watercolor and hand lettering style.

When I started thinking about adding swim to our collection, all I could envision was watercolor and I knew immediately that Erica would be the perfect person!!!

Erica grew up in Marietta, Georgia. A graduate of UGA and an Occupational Therapist by trade, she is completely self taught!!

A little more about Erica:

“I first started doing paper items for my wedding when I made everything (programs, menus, etc at home with my sister’s help). My best friend Ashley, encouraged me to start my little paper business in 2016, she actually named it. I chose to take a break from home health therapy when the pandemic started. Although I’ve loved art and drawing since I was a child, I started painting more then- mainly for an outlet and stress relief before my boys woke up and I had to attempt teaching at home. My boys and I started painting more during this time for a fun activity (they LOVE watercolor painting). I decided to only use my art at that point. It wasn’t fancy, but it was unique and it was mine. So now, everything I sell is drawn by me. I also love hand lettering. I learned to do this in the early morning hours when my boys were babies so I could letter in my Bible. I am completely self taught. No art degree, but I truly love that creative outlet. I am so grateful for the support and encouragement of my friends, family, and customers.”

Erica lives in Lexington, SC with her husband Wes and two handsome boys, Merrick and Coleman.
I can relate so much to Erica in working with and around a family. I love that she’s instilled a love of art in her boys and involves them in her work.  Anna and Katherine were such a source of inspiration for our Girls Spring 2023 Collection.  Their input was invaluable.  This was my very first collaboration and it has been so much fun!! Especially with another inspirational mom that is using her creative outlet. Not only have we created products that we both love, but we’ve created a blossoming friendship and have lots more fun ideas!!
Brown Bowen Swim and Erica Pye Notecard

1 comment

  • So honored to be a part of this!! Thank you Lauren! We absolutely love everything you create!!!!

    Erica Pye

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