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

“Impromptu in Grey Minor”

“Impromptu in Grey Minor”

Acrylic on panel. Signed & dated 2017. Image size 28x23 cms. Price code B

“Lovers In Gallery”

“Lovers In Gallery”

Acrylic on panel. Signed & dated 2016. Image size 27x27 cms

“Icarus”

“Icarus”

Acrylic on panel. Signed & dated 2017. Image size 58x45 cms. Price code C

“Art Lovers”

“Art Lovers”

Pastel on prepared Bockinford paper. Signed & dated (20)15. Image size approx 44x33 cms Price code C

“Artist Playing”

“Artist Playing”

Acrylic oncanvas. Signed & dated 2017. Image size 50x50 cms. Price code D

“Reader with Glass”

“Reader with Glass”

Acrylic on panel. Signed & dated 2016. Triple mounted & glazed. Image size 33x31 cms. Price code C

“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.

“Houses and Field”

“Houses and Field”

Cut canvas & paper shapes with acrylic washes. Signed & dated 2017. Hand finished frame 38x43 cms overall. Price code C

“Lovers’ Heads I”

“Lovers’ Heads I”

Acrylic floated in waxed wood frame. Signed & dated 2017. Image size 23x20 cms. Price code B

“Contented Couple”

“Contented Couple”

Pastel. Signed & dated 2018. Mounted & glazed 48x36 cms overall . Price code C

“Lovers’ Heads II”

“Lovers’ Heads II”

Acrylic floated in waxed wood frame. Signed & dated 2017. Image size 23x22 cms. Price code B

“Kitchen Still Life”

“Kitchen Still Life”

Acrylic on panel. Signed & dated 2018. Image size 31x41 cms.Hand finished frame.Price code C

“Piano Trio with Singer”

“Piano Trio with Singer”

Acrylic on board.Signed & dated 2018.Image size 31x41 cms.Hand finished frame Price code C

“Piano and Bass”

“Piano and Bass”

Acrylic on board. Signed & dated 2018. Image size 28x21 cms. In unique frame Price code C

“Washboard Player “

“Washboard Player “

Acrylic on panel. Signed & dated 2017. Image size 30x21 cms. Price code B