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Original Abstract Landscape Painting
Oil Paint on Canvas with Fluorescent Under Painting
Canvas Size: H 76cm x W 76cm x D 2cm
Framed Size: H 80cm x W 80cm x D 3.5cm
Sold Framed in a White Float Frame
Sweet Briar is an original oil painting by Elaine Kazimierczuk. The cheerful bright colours and bold use of line are heightened by Kazimierczuk’s decision to add a neon pink colour to the piece. Elaine has started to use a new technique painting oil over acrylic; there is often other painting beneath, therefore layering images to create a dual narrative.
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.