There are no tricks or gimmicks to entice you, it's simple...

If you like my artwork and want to know more, then by all means I'd love for you to join my list!

You will learn absolutely everything there is to know about me and my unique and empowering art, my process, FAQ's and more! Plus you will be the absolute first in line to see work-in-progress updates, new artworks, latest news and VIP only opportunities... Welcome! Tanya x.

© 2019 Tanya Marie Reeves. Art Confessions. All Rights Reserved

Tanya Marie Reeves Artist and Owner of Art Confessions Studio & Gallery

7/9 Chloride St. Town Square, Broken Hill NSW 2880 Australia   +61 880 886914

Find and compare hotels near Art Confessions Studio & Gallery through HotelsCombined for the cheapest rates.

*Free shipping within Australia*

Unique and empowering art | Bold paintings of women | Original art for sale by artist |  Broken Hill Art Gallery Australia

  • Xanthi


    Purchase options below


    “Everything is changing around her and the future she had foreseen has flickered and swirled out of focus. She is unsure. Unsteady. But she is far from broken… she is ready to embrace the uncertainty of change. The type of change that comes with time and care and self-love. The type of change which requires her to encapsulate everything she’s experienced and learned along the way, take nourishment from its offerings, and by-and-by emerge a goddess, stronger and altogether confident of the paths which lay before her.”






    This one was named for a character in a novel I had read many many years ago... I don't remember the name of the book but the character stuck with me.




    Inspired by the butterfly, not only by its beauty but by its fragility yet subtle strength and fortitude which it must possess in order to survive the journey of the metamorphose it must endure.




    The butterfly is one of the most emblematic totems symbolising personal transformation.

    • Powerful transformation, metamorphosis in your life, personality
    • Moving through different life cycles
    • Renewal, rebirth
    • Lightness of being, playfulness
    • Elevation from earthly matters, tuning into emotional or spiritual
    • The world of the soul, the psyche


    Work in progress


    As I searched through hundreds of images for artistic motivation, a beautiful blue butterfly (and most importantly the underlying knowledge of the spectacular metamorphose it had undergone) struck my attention. And it just fit. I have been having a bit of a tough time lately both personally and professionally and I’m at a point where I know I, not only have to look after myself, but accept the reality of decisions and changes to come, where ever they lead, if I am to emerge on the other side of this slump happier, healthier and stronger.


    I had already had a silhouette in mind and once I had the two main ingredients the entire outline came together quite beautifully. I had planned on the leaving the background raw calico, but it just didn’t work, so I went with an almost black paynes grey based mix instead (which meant my watercolour section of wings that you will notice in the WIP pics also had to be changed). Other than that she pretty much came together beautifully… although, once again, quite different to the image I had first envisioned in my mind.-




    20 May 2019

    1219x610mm - 48x24”

    Created on stretched canvas mounted with calico using acrylic paint, decor crackle medium, fabric and embroidery thread.

    Original SOLD

    Fine Art Giclee Prints Available

    Hahnemühle German Etching Paper



    Any questions?