Elaine Heseltine Carp

About Elaine

Elaine Heseltine-Carp BA BSc Phd
Elaine is a classically trained contemporary figurative artist based in Wiltshire.
She was born in England into an art legacy. Her father, John Robert Heseltine (1923 – 2015), whose work has included The Queen, Princess Ann, the investiture of the now King Charles and other members of the Royal Family, and relative, John Postle Heseltine (1843 – 1929), trustee of The National Gallery, were both renowned artists. Elaine was more than happy to follow in their footsteps and studied under her father for many years.
After completing her training at West Surrey College of Art and Design she then went on to marry and have a family but later went back to art and studied with the London Atelier of Representational Art.
Elaine has been a professional artist for many years and has had work exhibited in major collections worldwide including Mall Galleries and Bulstrode Gallery in London, Chateau du Bijou in France, Saatchi Art and many others.
Originally an illustrator, working under the pseudonym Alex Laine, Elaine has painted book jackets and illustrated for many big companies including Penguin Books, Hodder and Stoughton, IPC Publications, Time Magazine, Macmillan, Faber & Faber, Harrow School and various others.
More recently, Elaine has been focusing on commissions for numerous private collectors including the former Headmaster of Harrow School, Professor Barnaby Lenon. She also took part in #PortraitsForNhsHeroes painting and donating portraits of NHS staff.
Elaine was featured on Landscape Artist of the Year.
Elaine has 3 adult children, 4 grandchildren and she is currently living on a farm in Wiltshire with her husband, Richard and her dogs, Bertie and Tiggy. She spends most of her time in her large studio where she hosts residential classes several times a year with other talented artists from around the world.