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Cacti Varieties and Palm Tree, Marjorelle Gardens, Morocco
Original Landscape Painting
Oil Paint on Canvas
Canvas Size: H 95cm x W 95cm
(Please note that in situ images are purely an indication of how a piece may look).
Elaine Kazimierczuk, Cacti Varieties and Palm Tree, Marjorelle Gardens, Morocco, Wychwood ArtThis is a stylized representation of the lush planting of sub-tropical palms and cacti at the Majorelle Gardens in Morocco. Yves Saint-Laurent and Pierre Bergé restored the botanical gardens and lived in the villa there. It is painted on a red-ochre ground to represent the colours of the hot baked earth. In contrast, the exotic foliage of the palms create cool shade. There is a companion piece to this work, a second depiction of the Majorelle Gardens; though not a diptych the two pieces would be ideally hung together.
Elaine Kazimierczuk studied chemistry at university and taught for many years before becoming a professional artist. She has written and illustrated a series of books on local history besides a monograph on the religious works of the prominent sculptor Peter Eugene Ball, with whom she collaborated on many major commissions. She is a trustee of Midlands-based Ice-age Archaeological Insights and produces visual interpretations of prehistoric people and their environment. In addition to the demand for her landscapes, there is a growing clientele for her portraiture. She has been shortlisted for the 2016 BP National Portrait Award. Many of Elaine Kazimierczuk’s works are based on interpretations of intimately-known localities, frequently, but not exclusively, in her native Nottinghamshire. In her semi-abstract studies of meadows, trees and hedgerows, she achieves a tension between looseness and control, which enables her to convey that intricate assembly of wild beauty. Frequently working on a red ground, which resonates with the vibrant overpainting, she adopts a bold approach, so that there is an evident freedom, just short of capriciousness, either of hand or eye, in the brushwork. Her works represent the ordered chaos of the natural world with energy and vitality. Elaine Kazimierczuk has recently been awarded the Mary Moser Prize for 2018. This is an Oxfordshire Art Weeks prize awarded to a person who has changed career and taken up art professionally later in life.
Size: H:95 cm x W:95 cm