Design Council: Carolyn Griffiths

ART EDIT’S PANEL OF DESIGN EXPERTS ARE BURSTING WITH IDEAS ABOUT HOW TO HANG AND STYLE THIS ARTWORK IN YOUR HOME.

Brett Mickan

Brett Mickan Interior Design, Sydney

Suzanne Gorman

Suzanne Gorman

Kathryn Robson

Carolyn Griffiths, Undercurrents. Oil & mixed media on linen, 76 x 100cm.

BRETT MICKAN

Brett Mickan Interior Design, Sydney

In this colourful abstract work, Carolyn allows the viewer to visualise the play of light and movement. I would hang this work as part of a collection that included some photography and detailed realism. This contrast of mediums would highlight the beautiful, free-flowing style that might be lost if included in a collection of only abstracts. I would also limit the palette of the room to keep art as the focus. A room in olive, navy and taupe would be ideal.

SUZANNE GORMAN

Studio Gorman Interior Design, Sydney

Delicate and whimsical, this piece has been thoughtfully layered. Without a doubt the artist’s understanding of movement and sculpture informs this work. I want to place this dreamy painting (rather obviously) in a tranquil retreat: a well-lit attic space with alabaster walls and the tiniest Juliet balcony with pots of spring blooms hung from a wrought-iron balustrade. The perfect nook to read, feet tucked up into a velvet sofa. On a pocket-sized wall niche are silver framed photos of special family moments.

KATHRYN ROBSON

Robson Rak Architecture & Interiors, Melbourne

The vibrant colours in Undercurrents live up to their namesake. Like seaweed and coral dancing to the current of an incoming swell, these brushstrokes twinkle on the canvas. This painting would work well in a white, bright beach house with ocean views and fresh air. It’s a celebration of summer and sea that will bring an uplifting feeling to any room.

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