Painter Elaine Kazimierczuk and Jules Armour from Plantlife discuss the inspiration they find in wildflower meadows, and their joint commitment to their preservation and appreciation, ahead of Elaine’s exhibition re-Fresh, on display at The North Wall from 17 – 25 May, as part of Oxfordshire Art Weeks.
Elaine’s riotous landscape paintings are inspired by a life-long love of the natural world. Over the last year, the tumult of the pandemic has led many to seek solace in nature, resulting in an artistic shift with a renewed focus on landscape. Through her work, Elaine seeks to encourage us to make an emotional connection to these precious places, inspiring us to value and protect the natural world.
Several of Elaine’s paintings depict meadows maintained by Plantlife. For over 30 years, Plantlife has had a single ideal – to save and celebrate wild flowers, plants and fungi. From the open spaces of their nature reserves to the corridors of government, Plantlife works nationally and internationally to raise their profile, celebrate their beauty, and to protect their future.