Interior designers, Linda Boronkay and Alan Mc Mahon, were inspired by Jean Cocteau – a French poet, artist and filmmaker who fell in love with the holiday home of a well-known French socialite. So much so that he took up residence there.

Jean decorated the house with murals on almost every wall and enough eclectic details to spend a full day discovering. By the time he left almost 11 years later, it had become infamous as ‘la villa tatouée’ — the tattooed villa.

Inspired by Jean and the incredible history and character of Osborn House, Linda and Alan commissioned Jai Vasicek as our first Artist In Residence. 

Jai recently took up residence at Osborn House from June 20th to 26th to create a series of work in situ inspired by our hotel and home. The originals created during this time have now sold out, but we are very excited to launch limited edition prints of each original (only 25 available). 


Jai’s work is a celebratory expression of art through mixed mediums. Drawing inspiration from his travels, his artworks feature vibrant colour with layers of print and pattern inspired by the sea and forest, exotic creatures, bold motifs, religious iconography and evocative female forms from polynesian beauties to ocean sirens.

You might also know him as the artist who has been working on murals throughout the corridors in our main house, showcasing his interpretation of our surrounding landscape and rich heritage of the property.


Jai’s first Artist In Residence is now complete. 

To celebrate the launch of our first Artist In Residence program, we have released strictly limited prints of the originals Jai created during his stay (only 25 available), as well as our most requested piece – the Dinah’s Peacock Flower (only 50 available).

We look forward to our next Artist In Residence program at Osborn House, and will be announcing more information soon. Stay tuned!

“I have a real emotional connection to Osborn House. I love it so much. Working on it since it was a skeleton to what it is today. I can see memories through the hallways and all the spaces.” – Jai Vasicek