WLADYSLAW MIRECKI EXHIBITION PRESS RELEASE
Watercolours: new work ‘….just as it is…’
1st to 30th March, 2014
Exhibition open every day 10am to 5pm
Born 1956 in Chelmsford in Essex of Polish parents; Wladyslaw Mirecki (Waj) obtained a science
degree in the mid 1970’s and after twists and turns in the design world he returned to the
countryside to pursue his natural gifts in painting.
Eventually he found himself in a Man Power Services team, renovating the railway museum in the
village of Chappel in Essex, trains and railways being a lifelong passion. It was in Chappel, 1986 that
he met Edna Battye who had set up an art gallery in the village and Waj became co-proprietor of
As well as helping run the gallery, Waj has exhibited his own work around London, winning prizes in
national open competitions, and abroad, including his large solo show in the Jiangsu Provincial Art
Gallery, China, 1999. Now at last painting full time, this is his fourth solo show in the last four years,
in London and Chappel Galleries.
Mirecki works in watercolour; it has been said, with the atmosphere of Constable and the detail of
Pre Raphaelite paintings. His countryside and coastal scenes are full of big skies (something he finds
a challenge) and the hidden secrets of common trees and foliage. What makes his paintings
uniquely his own and springing from his affection for the industrial are those inclusions of man-made
objects which appear in so many landscapes, ‘just as it is’, they all become part of the poetry of his
After years painting from a pin point position on site, Waj changed to working in the studio, where
he can give more attention to detail, composition and when the painting demands, working wider
and bigger. Since his last exhibition at Chappel Galleries, eighteen months ago, Waj has painted 35
watercolours. He is a dedicated and prolific painter.