About Us

Welcome to figTart

Hello. We are Lou and Molly Sayers. Great friends, but also step-mother and step-daughter… a special relationship that we love. 

The first seed for figTart was planted whilst we were together on a yoga retreat in Romania, celebrating each others big birthdays deep in the Transylvanian hills. It was on the way home - with clear heads, lungs full of fresh air and feeling both calm and inspired - Molly asked Lou for a special photograph to commemorate the trip, so she could hang it on her wall at home and be reminded of that moment in time. 

Lou: "We’d just spent several days immersed in the countryside and felt really connected with nature, so I wanted to create something tactile and tangible. Knowing Molly's keen eye for style and love of textiles, I began to imagine how I could incorporate fabrics alongside a stunning portrait of a unique flower. I wanted to create something original and personal for Molly, and give her something that she would cherish forever." 

We both share a love of interior design as well as the great outdoors, so when brainstorming the idea we became excited to see how we could bring these worlds together to complement and enhance each other. The initial idea soon developed into a myriad of possible styles, textures and colours. 

We realised that other people might be as excited as we were with these artworks and allow us to combine our two passions; Lou’s photography and Molly’s love of making. 

Our little seed sprinkled with sunlight and creativity gradually grew and put down some roots.

Our Story
Our Story

Molly has always been drawn to making and production. She qualified from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with a first-class degree in technical theatre where she learnt all the crafts of ‘backstage’ - including scenic art, prop-making and costume - before forging a career in television production. 

Molly: "I’m a creative problem solver. I daydream… then I develop systems. Nothing gives me more joy than working out how to physically manifest something I’ve imagined in my head. I’m happiest when I’m creating, and constructing our own mounts is a process I relish. It allows me to focus, separate from all that is going on around me, and be mindful of the task in hand." 

Lou has always been an adventurer and lover of nature. She has explored the World, living for many years in Kenya and now in rural France, photographing her way from the African Bush to the rugged hills of the Cévennes. 

Lou: “My camera has been my trusted companion for the last thirty years. It’s my creative passion; allowing me to be fully immersed in my surroundings, keeping in tune with the different elements of earth, sky and water and the changing of the seasons. I’ll forever be in awe of the natural world and nothing inspires me more than flowers, light, animals and the Great Outdoors."

Lou's photo gallery

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