VANESSA FIEBIG was destined to make her mark as an artist. She grew up in the romantic region of Tuscany, Italy, in a house where you couldn’t see the walls for the artworks that adorned them.
Art was her father’s passion. He represented a contemporary Italian artist and developed such a collection of his and other works that Fiebig absorbed their influence over time. Now living on the Gold Coast, Australia, and with her children at school, she established Majestic Walls three years ago and is busy designing unique wall art for corporate and domestic clients.
Fiebig is inspired by the concept of unity and describes her artwork as “a poetic expression of unity that exists within diversity.” Using vibrant Oikos paints and Swarovski crystals on a three dimensional base she has created, her intricate designs reflect the uniqueness of diversity, while the overall design comes together in a sense of wonder and excitement that occurs in unity. She has completed several local commissions and two installations in Italy in the short time since her practice evolved.
The Corner of Joseph’s Coat is one of Fiebig’s smaller works and designed for a CEO of a Southport business. The vibrant work sits in the company boardroom and contains the essence of the client’s personal philosophy of life and prosperity.
“Once the artwork is finished I sign a certificate to say that I will never repeat the same artwork so that artwork is protected,” she explains. “They also get a two page brochure with a photo of the artwork and the meaning which is personal to them.”
All Majestic Walls works are imbued with an opulent luminosity and an encouraging personal message which is fleshed out as Fiebig gets to know her client during the detailed consultation and design process. Her aim is to uncover the essence of each client’s philosophy whether that is in business or in life.
Sitting in her home studio, Fiebig works at two long desks as most of her work is large scale. She is immersed in colour and Swarovski crystals which “carry the light and make the artwork move so it is not a static thing that hangs on the wall,” she explains. “I use real gold and the best quality paint I can get. It’s a very complex way of doing 3D art.”
Virtuous was designed for a high end hair salon in Pennabilli, Italy after Fiebig was introduced to the client during a family holiday. She designed and made the wall panels in Australia and shipped them to Italy for installation by a trusted local tradesman.
“The whole message was about being a virtuous woman, a woman in business who is a leader in business,” Fiebig explains. The artwork was a “mega project” at almost 3m high, and took several months from conception to completion. It has become quite a talking point amongst her client’s patrons who marvel at the handmade flowers, the layers of detail and vibrant gold paint.
Majestic Walls artworks are an investment in unique personal treasures that are more than a decorative wall treatment. Their luminosity gives them life which reveals more detail as the light changes. Typically, clients prefer to have panels that are removable so they are easy to relocate, but Unveiled was painted directly onto the wall over a bed in a villa in Tuscany during the course of a month.
Fiebig exhibited at WALL STREET at Decor + Design in Melbourne, Australia, for the first time this year and is excited about the conversations Majestic Walls has generated.
“It was an amazing experience for me. It was my first exhibition and I didn’t know what to expect,” she says. “I’ve had a few strong leads so overall it was fantastic.”