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Peter Eugene Ball and Elaine Kazimierczuk

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‘A Kind of Madness’ Peter Eugene Ball

The natural and the mythical world inspire the work of two celebrated artists in Charlbury.

Sculptor Peter Eugene Ball joins Oxfordshire landscape painter Elaine Kazimierczuk, for an intimate show of their work in her Charlbury home.

Popular landscape artist, Elaine Kazimierczuk, has invited Peter Eugene Ball to collaborate in a joint exhibition in her studio home. Elaine is known for her vibrant semi-abstract landscapes which reinterpret the natural world through a uniquely personal vision via the medium of painting, using a visual vocabulary of bold brushstrokes. Many of her paintings are inspired by the rich flora of Cotswolds wildflower meadows.

‘Long Mead diptych’ Elaine Kazimierczuk

In contrast, Peter’s sculpture, made from found objects, driftwood and other materials partly covered in copper and pewter, often embellished with silver and gold, is inspired by a rich anthology of myths and legends. His devotional sculptures are to be found in many churches and cathedrals, with pieces in Christ Church Cathedral and Merton College Chapel, Oxford. His secular figures covera fascinating range of subjects from fantastic creatures to warriors, pilgrims and fools.

OPEN STUDIO

11AM – 6PM, Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th November

14 Hill Close, Charlbury, OX7 3SY

www.elainekazimierczuk.com and petereball.com

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If you're heading to Charlbury we thoroughly recommend visiting The Bull. The sixteenth century pub has recently been taken over by friends Phil Winser and James Gummer, who cut their catering chops with a string of restaurants in New York and, after returning to the UK and their home-town of Charlbury, took over the oh-so-chic Pelican in Notting Hill, London.

The are fully embracing the farm-to-fork ethos by growing their own at nearby Bruern Farm, meaning the exciting menu, devised by River Cafe alumnus George Williams, is seasonally led and genuinely locally-sourced. Innovative, elegant but simple food in surroundings to match.

To make a weekend of it, book into one of The Bull's bedrooms, each of which is a thoughtfully designed, tranquil and beautiful. A respite from the melee of the every day.

thebullcharlbury.com

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