Jiri Borskys subjects are many and varied and often have an intriguing and deeply considered story to tell. His passionate love of music is often reflected in his paintings (some of his images have been used by the music industry on CD covers). The symbolic intertwining of two lovers is also a recurring image. His preferred medium is acrylic as this supports his technique of working textures into the painted surface, giving his work a satisfying tactile quality.

Jiri likes to be involved in the whole presentation of his work. He often makes his frames from pieces of wood that he might have found at some time, perhaps on a beach or in a garden. If he doesn’t create the whole frame, he will change one and re-patinate others. The result is a totally creative piece of work.

He was born in Dobrany, Czech Republic 1945 and came to England in 1968. He worked for a time as a draughtsman at Wedgwood. He married in 1972 and settled in the Potteries, becoming a British citizen in 1975.

While studying painting at Staffordshire as a mature student, he was taught by Arthur Berry. He graduated from there with a BA (Hons) in 1979.

Since then he has been a professional full time artist. He is represented in several public and corporate collections plus numerous private collections in Britain and abroad.

WORKS

“Text Annunciation”

“Text Annunciation”

Acrylic grisaille. Signed & dated 2019. Unique frame. Image size 23x15 cms SOLD

“Urban Blues”

“Urban Blues”

Acrylic on panel. Signed & dated 2018. Mounted and glazed in hand finished frame. Image size 34x34 cms £1,600

“Impromptu in Grey Minor”

“Impromptu in Grey Minor”

Acrylic on panel. Signed & dated 2017. Image size 28x23 cms. £775

“Birds over Gardens”

“Birds over Gardens”

Acrylic on panel. Signed & dated 2018. Wide, hand-finished frame. Image size 51x61 cms £2,400

“Icarus”

“Icarus”

Acrylic on panel. Signed & dated 2017. Image size 58x45 cms. £1,950

“Art Lovers”

“Art Lovers”

Pastel on prepared Bockinford paper. Signed & dated (20)15. Image size approx 44x33 cms £1,400

“Artist Playing”

“Artist Playing”

Acrylic oncanvas. Signed & dated 2017. Image size 50x50 cms.£2,000

“Painter Drawing”

“Painter Drawing”

Pastel on prepared paper. Signed & dated 2018. Double mounted, mounted, 'TruVu' glass. Image size 28x21 cms. £ 875

“Star Trumpeter”

“Star Trumpeter”

Acrylic on panel. Signed & dated 2017. Image size 41x31 cms. Price code C

“Birds over Harbour”

“Birds over Harbour”

Acrylic on panel. Signed & dated 2017. Image size 31x41 cms. Hand finished frame. £1,900

“Farm and Fields IV”

“Farm and Fields IV”

Acrylic on panel. Signed & dated 2018. 72x59 cms overall. SOLD

“Birds over Allotments 1”

“Birds over Allotments 1”

Acrylic on panel. Signed & dated 2018. Mounted in glazed hand-finished frame. Image size 50x35 cms. £1,900

“Contented Couple”

“Contented Couple”

Pastel. Signed & dated 2018. Mounted & glazed 48x36 cms overall . £975

“Good Son (The Provider)”

“Good Son (The Provider)”

Acrylic on panel. Signed & dated 2018. Image size 41x31cms. £1,500

“What shall we play next?”

“What shall we play next?”

Acrylic on panel. Signed & dated 2019. Image size 24x19 cms. £900

“Four Musicians”

“Four Musicians”

Acrylic on linen board. Signed & dated 2019.Image size 40x30 cms.Hand finished frame £1,400

“Piano and Bass”

“Piano and Bass”

Acrylic on board. Signed & dated 2018. Image size 28x21 cms. In unique frame £1,400

“Washboard Player “

“Washboard Player “

Acrylic on panel. Signed & dated 2017. Image size 30x21 cms. £850