Nicola Hansby, Red Hairy Heath in Whiskey Glass, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 35 x 35cm. $590.
Courtesy: the artist
This sweet painting by Nicola Hansby holds such a sense of nostalgic domesticity. I immediately want to place it in a space reminiscent of the work and then mimic the flowers and whiskey glass in reality. I can see this painting in a kitchen or small informal den, with a table displaying a handpicked posy placed joyfully in a Bibo Engraved Glass Vase with another bouquet of wildflowers thrown into a Truss 01 vessel by Claudia Lau in an effortless expression of home. Underfoot would be a Missoni Home Acklins Rug with its pattern bringing antipodean connotations of home while drawing from the russet hues of the painting. A Sévigné Armchair completes the scene bringing a cosy intimacy, a place to sink into at the day’s end.