I moved to Charlbury in May 2021 where I have been (well, still am) renovating a property. I converted the garage into a studio, so this year I’m doing an ‘open house’ – (I just hope I get things finished in time ….)
Whatever the state of the place, you’ll be welcome to visit my new studio and also see work which I’ll hang round the house, at 14, Hill Close, Charlbury, OX7 3SY. I’m open 14 - 29 May, 11am-6pm, except Sundays 12 - 6pm. Closed Thursday 28. There is parking on the close.
I’ll be at home throughout the week although a friend may invigilate for the odd hour here and there, so if you’d like to be sure of finding me ‘at home’ and want to make an appointment, please go to https://artsvp.co/elainekazimierczuk.
'My work is primarily about the natural environment. I want to make work which will encourage people to value our precious world'.
Elaine’s work conjures up the essence of a place, immersing us in the beauty of the landscape and evoking the vitality of the natural world. Her semi-abstract interpretations of wildflower meadows, woodland and hedgerows teem with plant life and clearly convey her lifelong love of the natural environment. Using bold colour and her own highly distinctive vocabulary of rhythmic mark-making and stylised motifs, she combines elements of landscape with painterly abstraction, interweaving direct observation with imagination, to create works that are at the same time restful and uplifting.
Elaine’s entry onto the art scene is relatively recent. Born in Mansfield, she grew up with very little experience of the world of art. There were no art galleries in the town, but she loved drawing and despite advice to follow other career pathways, she knew in her heart she was an artist. And she also loved the natural world. Many factors conspired to keep her from painting for several years, but as soon as she was able to devote herself full-time to painting, things really took off and since establishing a studio in Oxford in 2016, she has rapidly won admiration for her original paintings.
‘It took a while, but the way things have turned out, I find that the two things that mean more to me than anything else – art and the natural world – have come together in what I’m doing now. I believe art can help us reconnect with our environment giving us ways of looking at landscape so that we can better understand our place within it.’
‘I fell in love with Elaine’s work the first time I saw it! … She is a rare talent and her work truly captures what it is that makes her such a special, sensitive and surprising artist.’ Dr Janina Ramirez FRSA