Paint Yourself to Abstraction

One-day abstract landscape painting workshops with Elaine Kazimierczuk 

St Giles’, 2 Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6HT

 Workshops will run from 9.30 - 4.30 with an hour’s break for lunch on 

 Sunday 23rd June

Monday 24th June

Sunday 14th July

Tuesday 16th July

Wednesday 24th July

Friday 26th July

Wednesday 31st July

These workshops will provide an opportunity for you tobuild confidence in your technique and find new ways of interpreting what you see. It will help you begindeveloping a fresh approach to your style, drawing on observation and intuition, by:

·      re-thinking composition 

·      exploring mixed media 

·      using colour 

·      moving towards abstraction

You will be encouraged to experiment with new ways of working, to abandon prejudices, to ‘loosen up’ and to start making bold advances in your practice. Elaine will begin by demonstrating some of her techniques, after which you will start work with a composition exercise based on your own photograph(s). You’ll then progress to underpainting techniques on canvas, finally developing your composition into painting. The workshops will be very relaxed occasions, with lashings of coffee, tea, homemade biscuits and cake. Numbers will be limited to 4 per workshop so you’ll get plenty of 1:1 support. 

Suitable for all levels. Shorter individual sessions can also be negotiated.

Cost £125, payable in advance, includes refreshments and some materials. Contact me for further details and information sheet.

Exhibitions & Publications


BBC Radio Oxford Time Out - Oxford’s weekly round-up of arts, music and entertainment - Will Reynolds interviews Elaine to find out the answer to that intriguing question ‘What Do Artists Do All Day?’ broadcast on Friday 7th June 7.35 Available on BBC Sounds

Featured in Saatchi Art's 2018 Collection 'New Landscapes Inspired by the English Countryside

Winner of the 2018 Oxfordshire Art Weeks 'Mary Moser' prize. Awarded to a professional taking up art as a later career.

Portrait of Stephen Green was shortlisted for the 2016 BP National Portrait Competition


ArtAesthetics 'Top 5 at The Other Art Fair'

Oxford Times  22-02-18

OXsylva 'Introducing Elaine Kazimierczuk' 1st Edition

Upcoming exhibitions and events

‘Where the Wild Thyme Grows’ Jam Factory, Oxford, together with Rosie Phipps and Julie-Ann Simpson. Three artists showing work on a botanic theme 31 August - 17 September

‘What Do Artists Do All Day?’ Stroll past the studio on St Giles’ 15 June - 15 August and see for yourself, at least what this artist does.

‘Summer in the Studio’ A series of exhibitions at St Giles over the summer:

Elaine has invited two other Oxford artists whose work she admires to share the space in St Giles’ and present their contrasting work.  Xenia Kravchenko Xenia Kravchenko is known for her psychologically intriguing, strikingly contemporary portraits. Xenia has exhibited in Moscow and in Istanbul at Ataturk Cultural Centre and Tolga Eti Sanat gallery. She will also be showing a series of mysteriously anthropomorphic tree paintings inspired by Oxfordshire’s ancient woodlands. Jon Rowland’s stylish landscapes are both abstract and expressionist and fit well in the strong tradition of English contemporary painting. His recent exhibitions at Sewell Centre Gallery and Wolfson College were critically acclaimed.

Fri 28th June until 7th July, featuring work by Elaine Kazimierczuk and Xenia Kravchenko 

'Friday late’ 28th June 6-9pm - Private view and launch night! 

Sat 29th, Sun 30th June 11am-6pm

‘Friday late' 5th 6-9pm July - relax and start the weekend with a glass of wine

Sat 6th, Sun 7th July 11am-6pm

Fri 2nd August until 11th August, featuring work by Elaine Kazimierczuk and Jon Rowland

'Friday late' 2nd August 6-9pm - relax and start the weekend with a glass of wine

Sat 3rd, Sun 4th August 11am-6pm

'Friday late' 9th August - Finissage - the last of the ‘Friday lates’

Sat 10th, Sun 11th August 11am-6pm

Solo Exhibitions and Exhibited Work

Solo Exhibition at Brian Sinfield Gallery, Burford, 10 -24 February 2019

'The Other Art Fair', Victoria House, Bloomsbury, London, 14-17 March 2019

Solo Exhibition, Osney Island, Oxfordshire Art Weeks,  4 -12 May 2019

‘Seven Artists’, Gala Fine Art, Bristol, November 2018

'The Other Art Fair',  Bristol July 2018

Oxfordshire Art Weeks,  May 2018

'Fresh', Cheltenham, April 2018

'The Other Art Fair',  London March 2018

Mini-Retrospective, (solo exhibition) Studio 8, Magdalen Road Studios, Oxford, February 2018

Winter Exhibition, Osney, Oxford, November/December 2017

'The Other Art Fair',  Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London, October 2017

'The Other Art Fair',  Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, September 2017

'Language of Form' , Tarpey Gallery, Castle Donington, June - July 2017

Oxfordshire Art Weeks, May 2017

'Recent Landscapes'  (solo exhibition), The Boiler Room Gallery, The Jam Factory, Oxford 2016

Midlands Open, Tarpey Gallery, Castle Donington, 2015, 2016, 2017

'Dark Hedges, Bright Meadows' (solo exhibition), Webbs Fine Art Gallery, Clapham, 2015

Selected Contemporary Artists of the East Midlands, Newfield Gallery, Newark-on-Trent, 2015

Solo Exhibition, Clapham, 2014

Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014,2015

Gallery representation

Brian Sinfield Gallery, Burford

Wychwood Art Gallery, Deddington

Gala Fine Art, Bristol

The Gallery, Wallingford

White Space Art, Totnes


Work is also available online at:

Visiting the Studio

If you wish to view work at Elaine's studio in Oxford, please send a message via the contact page.


A Nottinghamshire Notebook, 1986, Cromwell Press, ISBN 0-9511385-0-2

A Derbyshire Notebook, 1988, J. H. Hall, ISBN 0-946404-76-3

A Lincolnshire Notebook, 1991, Hutton Press, ISBN 1-872167-21-7

Icons of the Invisible God, 1999, Chevron, ISBN 0-9535627-0-0