The inspiration to create my golden peacock print by the name of Apus, comes from my many visits to Faaborg Museum during my entire life. The Museum is small, magical and an architectural gem housing the most beautiful and inspiring works by painters from the artists’ colony that emerged in the town of Faaborg in the end of the 1880’s and today is still one of the most important in Denmark.
I spent my childhood in Faaborg and still go back to visit my family in this lovely seaside town surrounded by hilly natural landscapes and tiny islands dotted around in the horizon. A scenery that attracted and inspired many artists as well as my grandparents who arrived here back in the late 1920’s.
I love the work of the women artists, especially Anna Syberg, who is well-known for her floral watercolours.
But my absolute favourite room in the Museum is the archieve with the amazing golden wall paintings by the artist Johannes Larsen and the iconic Faaborg Chairs especially designed by furniture designer Kaare Klint for Faaborg Museum back in 1914.
The room has double doors opening to the lovely old garden, where you can enjoy coffee and cakes in the afternoon. I dream of taking a rest in the leather sofa and have the whole day to study every little detail of the wall paintings with the exotic peacocks, grey ducks, cherry trees and a special selection of Scandinavian flora and fauna.
To me, Faaborg Museum and the golden peacock room feels like home and is a cherished place to return to, when I need to feel grounded and to search for balance and inspiration in my life.