Design Council: Tanya Marie Reeves

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

Tanya Marie Reeves, Viera. Acrylic and mixed media on calico on stretched canvas, 152.4 x 101.6cm.

BRETT MICKAN

Brett Mickan Interior Design, Sydney

The precise graphic forms of this work have a beautiful print-like quality, enhanced by the meticulous use of applied fabric. Although simple in form, Tanya has managed to make the female form speak volume, as sensuality and strength exude from the canvas. I can see this work in a simple oak frame, gracing the entrance of a grand contemporary home with pale grey walls. I envisage a graphic, two-tone Moroccan tile of salmon and tan on the floor. Finish the space with a stunning Acrobat Forward Bend pendant by Porcelain Bear in a gunmetal finish.

SUZANNE GORMAN

Studio Gorman Interior Design, Sydney

Reeves’ artworks are tributes to spirited and sensual women. No doubt this work is boldly feminine with its crisp, curvaceous lines and unabashed colour play. Hang it in a sunroom, bursting with natural light, amongst wicker furniture and potted plants. Natural linen armchairs are donned with plump cushions, piped in muted, jewel-coloured silks – this is a space where you can sit crossed-legged on an armchair, mug of tea in hand, a good book and dream of travel abroad. Viera inspires this kind of dreaminess – however, make sure the room is sufficiently serene and elegant so that she is comfortable too!

KATHRYN ROBSON

Robson Rak Architecture & Interiors, Melbourne

Tanya’s digital collage creates emotion and desire on the face of a woman through subtle variations in tone and form. The vibrant colours in this work should dominate any room in which it’s hung – perhaps a bathing room with soft pastel walls, off-white floors and textured natural linen curtains. I would also like to see this float framed in a thin, navy blue frame that references some of the blue tones in the work.

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