†† Elaine Carlton

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Born in St Albans, England

Elaine believes that: Ďan artist works with their hands, head and heartí and hopes that this is reflected in her work. She has always loved creating with fabrics and threads, and enjoyed teaching Art through the medium of Textiles for over thirty years. Elaine has reclaimed her creativity and enjoys producing work for exhibitions, galleries and friends.


Much of her inspiration comes from her travels around Andalusia. The light, heat and the sun of the area influence the colours, textures and the content. Other areas that have influenced her are the sea and beaches of The Wirral in England and Riviera on The Costa Del Sol. A visit to Southern Ireland influenced yet another body of work.

Her pictures are usually composed of a combination of mediums. They always involve machine and hand embroidery on handmade backgrounds. For these she uses wool and silk fibres, handmade papers and sheers, which she frequently distresses by burning.


Elaine has exhibited extensively and her work can be found in private collections across the world. Some of her most notable exhibitions in the past two years have been:

2015 Tourist Office, Mijas Pueblo, Spain

2015 Casa Museo, Mijas Pueblo, Spain

2014 Bil-Bil, Benalmadena

2014 Mijas Hotel, Mijas Pueblo, Spain

2013 Mijas Hotel, Mijas Pueblo, Spain

2012/13/14/15 Bury Art Festival, Bury Art Gallery, Bury, Lancashire, UK

2012 Casa De La Cultura, La Cala De Mijas, Spain,

2010/11 Marbella International Art Festival, Marbella, Spain

2010/11 Wensley Gallery, Ramsbottom, UK

2009 Espacio Didier Daurat, Malaga Airport

2009/10/11 Milltown Gallery, Waterfoot, UK

2009 Rossendale Museum, Rawtenstall, UK

2008/9 Gibraltar Fine Arts Gallery, Gibraltar

2006/7/8 Castle Park Arts Centre, Frodsham, UK

2007 Gawthorpe Hall, England

More examples of her work can be found on her website: www.elainecarlton.co.uk

Email: Elaine.carlton@btinternet.com


Examples of Her Work


45cm x 45 cm

Mixed Media

Riveria Series

28cm x 23cm

Mixed Media

Sunny Poppy

45cm x 45cm

Mixed Media


Marina DíEste

94cm x 70cm

Mixed Media