HESELTINE, Julia Katrina

1933 - ?

Julia Heseltine (left) with her mother

Julia was born at St Pancras, London in 1933, daughter of Guy Robert Nelson Heseltine (1897-1967) and his wife Anna Katrina née Zinkeisen [q.v.], who married at Marylebone in 1928. She came from a family whose history has been strongly associated with painting with her mother, Anna (1901-1976) and aunt Doris Clare Zinkeisen (1898-1991) both very well known painters in the mid 20th century. Assisted by her mother, Julia started painting at a very early age with her first commission, at the young age of 16, being a portrait of Jonathan Porritt (aged four) who went on to become a key figure with Friends of the Earth. Julia studied at the Byam Shaw and the Royal Academy Schools. Her portraits are varied and powerful, particularly her civic commissions and she has developed an exciting technique for compositional vignettes that add mystery and animation to her portraits. Julia is also developing another looser, more painterly style that she will be developing along side her traditional type of portraiture. The artist also paints animals and houses in landscape either as a picture in their own right or as part of a portrait. She has her studio at Geranium Cottage, The Street, Tuddenham St Martin, Ipswich and she has exhibited at Ohana Gallery; Savage Gallery; Clytie Jessop Gallery; Halesworth Gallery and Simon Carter Gallery with solo exhibitions at Aldeburgh Gallery and Gallery 96, Cambridge and she has had commissions from Sir Lawrence Olivier, Alan Clark MP, Bamber Gascoigne, Joan Plowright and Ted Hughes.






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