Asian Art Through the Eyes of Janet Tava – Manual Woodworkers and Weavers Gold Medallion Tapestry

Janet Tava’s art is described as Asian, Chinese, Elegance in Nature, Art in Motion, and has been used in the home decor industry for many years. With the internet, today we have access to many of her works of art that normally would be considered a high ticket item for a small fraction of the cost. One example would be Manual Woodworkers and Weavers Gold Medallion which is an Orchid in Vase Design. The art in this beautiful tapestry wall hanging is by Janet Tava from her Art in Motion Collection. It measures 26″ x 47″, and consist of cotton materials. It is backed with a lining that has a tunnel to place a rod so that you can hang it in your home.

Janet Tava’s love affair with the beauty of nature began as a child at her parents’ lakeside summer log cabin. After graduating from the School of Visual Arts, she became a designer for Karl Mann, a design studio that has been a pioneer in the decorative art industry. For 12 years she was in charge of their Orientalia Painting Department.

Today, Janet lives with her husband Eugene and daughter Alexandria in a Weehawken, New Jersey Victorian home that has that same elegance in nature that she fell in love with as a child. She continues to portray in her artwork, images that enable her soul to touch ours.Today she works with her husband from their home in Tava Studios.

Janet’s artwork has been written about in Art Business News, Twentieth Century Literature, Dance Magazine, Architectural Digest, Metropolitan Homes, House Beautiful, Vogue, and House & Garden. Her artwork is all over the world in galleries, museums, and is used by various designers and firms today. She has artwork in the Embassies of South Africa and Saudi Arabia, in the Palace of King Hussein, and even in New York’s Tavern on the Green. She has won the Roscoe Award for her artwork at New York’s Executive Suites in the Plaza Hotel.

Janet’s artwork not only encompasses canvas, prints, posters, and other hand crafted products, she also has painted many murals and ceilings of historic buildings, the most notable has been the Children’s Chapel at the historic Marble Collegiate Church (the only formal Children’s Chapel in the United States) and the restored Martin Coryell House in Lambertville New Jersey. Private collectors of her artwork include Jane Seymour and Dizzy Gillespie, and me and you if we so choose.

When asked about her work, Janet stated: “I feel my work is a representation of my soul… light, airy, and constantly changing.”

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