Gallery: Out in the Meadows by artist Alexandra Klimas

Dutch artist Alexandra Klimas combines oil and canvas to create a collection of beautiful livestock paintings, inspired by her lifelong fascination with cows, sheep and other farm animals    
30th October 2017
Alexandra Klimas Susan the Cow

Alexandra Klimas lives and works in the Netherlands. She paints oil portraits of farm animals, focusing predominantly on cows as her main subject matter.

Although farm animals have featured in artworks throughout history, it is the detail of Klimas' work – partly attributed to a lifelong fascination with cows, sheep and other livestock – that sets her apart from other artists.

Alexandra Klimas Adelia the Cow
Adele the Cow ©Alexandra Klimas

Pastoral grazing is thought to be in decline throughout the Netherlands and much of Europe, with many animals, such as pigs, increasingly reared indoors. This change of state in farming is another inspiration for Klimas, whose paintings are delivered with astounding realism.

Alexandra Klimas Melissa the Cow
Melissa the Cow ©Alexandra Klimas
Alexandra Klimas Sheep in a lovely meadow
Sheep in a Lovely Meadow ©Alexandra Klimas
Alexandra Klimas  Lobke the Cow
Lobke the Cow © Alexandra Klimas  
Alexandra Klimas Ella and Lily the Cows
Ella and Lily the Cows ©Alexandra Klimas
Alexandra Klimas Jessica the Cow
Jessica the Cow ©Alexandra Klimas
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Alexandra Klimas Mia the Cow
Mia the Cow ©Alexandra Klimas
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Alexandra Klimas Eliza the Sheep
Eliza the Sheep ©Alexandra Klimas
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Alexandra Klimas Saskie the Cow
Saskie the Cow ©Alexandra Klimas
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Alexandra Klimas Cows in Landscape
Cows in Landscape ©Alexandra Klimas
​​​​​​​Alexandra Klimas Susan the Cow
Susan the Cow ©Alexandra Klimas
How to see the paintings

This November, Out in the Meadows, a collection of Klimas' most recent paintings, will be exhibited at the John Davies Galley in Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire.


The Old Dairy Plant

Fosseway Business Park, Stratford Road



GL56 9NQ


Private view

Saturday, 4 November, 11am - 5pm

Sunday, 5 November, 11am - 3pm

Wine 11.30am - 1.30pm

Public view

The Exhibition continues through to 25 November 

Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm


Tel: 01608 652255


Discover more exhibitions and crafts here.



Main image ©Alexandra klimas


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