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.
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.
Melissa the Cow ©Alexandra Klimas
Sheep in a Lovely Meadow ©Alexandra Klimas
Lobke the Cow © Alexandra Klimas
Ella and Lily the Cows ©Alexandra Klimas
Jessica the Cow ©Alexandra Klimas
Mia the Cow ©Alexandra Klimas
Eliza the Sheep ©Alexandra Klimas
Saskie the Cow ©Alexandra Klimas
Cows in Landscape ©Alexandra Klimas
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
Saturday, 4 November, 11am – 5pm
Sunday, 5 November, 11am – 3pm
Wine 11.30am – 1.30pm
The Exhibition continues through to 25 November
Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm
Tel: 01608 652255
Discover more exhibitions and crafts here.
Main image ©Alexandra klimas