Crazy Fun in the Merton Borders 
Landscapes and seascapes
oil on canvas
Image size: H:61 cm x W:61 cm
Complete Size of Unframed Work: H:61 cm x W:61 cm x D:2cm
Frame Size: H:64 cm x W:64 cm x D:3cm
Please note that insitu images are purely an indication of how a piece may look
This is one of a series of Fun in the Garden works with similar titles, which refer to the fun I had making them, finding the patterns and shapes in the foliage and enhancing the colours to give the impression of the garden shimmering on a bright summer’s day. This is an interpretation of a flower bed in the Oxford Botanic Gardens called the Merton Borders a natural planting of various exotic species including a brilliant splash of bright red crocosmia. I have used fluorescent acrylic underpainting to achieve the dazzling brightness of sunshine on the flowers.
Elaine Kazimierczuk artist paints original art and is available to buy online and in our art gallery.
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.
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