Sunday 6 to Sunday 13 December 2020, 1 to 6 pm daily
Magdalen Road Studios, 74-77 Magdalen Road, Oxford OX4 1RE
When Britain was plunged into lockdown in March 2020, Oxford-based landscape artist Elaine Kazimierczuk turned to social media to find inspiration for her work. Spring is normally a busy time for Elaine, who is renowned for colourful semi-abstract landscape paintings of wildflower meadows. Suddenly unable to get out into nature to make preparatory sketches and take photos, Elaine turned to Twitter and Instagram for help. She invited members of the public to send her photos of their own wildflower hotspots, using the hashtag #paintmymeadow.
Elaine received a huge variety of photographs from all over the UK and the world and she spent the summer creating a series of 18 expressive semi-abstract oil paintings based on her favourite images from those submitted. Taking viewers on a vibrant journey through the lush countryside in spring and summer, the paintings are the perfect antidote to the dark, damp days of winter.