June has resided in Port Perry, Ontario, for 58 years. Since retiring, from her teaching position in Durham Region, she began to paint. For 20 years, working with watercolour was her passion. In the past 5 years her work has been strongly influenced by abstract qualities in nature. Strong paintings with vibrant, bold strokes of colour & light, invite the viewer to share her passion for the painting process. She paints with a variety of media, including acrylic, oil, watercolour, inks, hand painted collage papers, & a variety of unusual materials.
For the past 26 years, June has actively participated in the Canadian & Florida Art communities.
In Canada, June enjoys the art activities & friendships of the Port Perry Artists Association, the Oshawa Art Association, The Pine Ridge Art Council, & the Scugog Council for the Arts, and for many years her studio has opened for the Lake Scugog Studio Tour.
In Florida, she happily spends the winter in Palm Harbor, where she enjoys participating in workshops & activities with many fine artist friends of Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater & Tarpon Springs .
She is a member of the Palm Harbor Art Club, The Tarpon Springs Art Association & The Creative Artists´┐Ż Guild, in Dunedin.
June's artwork can be viewed, by appointment, at her home studio The Cedar Loft´ in Port Perry Ontario, and in public & private shows & collections in Canada and the U.S
EXPERIENCE: During her 25 year artistic journey, June has attended many famous artists workshops in Canada & the U.S. Her work has been included in many juried art exhibits, with numerous awards and honourable mentions, and also in the shows of the many groups she has membership with.
June, over the past 25 years, has enjoyed classes with many master artists, both in Canada and the U.S.A.:
Louanne Headrick, Naples, Fl., Anne Kittel, Fort Myers Beach, Fl., Lee Ackert, Fort Myers Beach, Fl., Marie Cummings, N.Y. & Fl., Pat Gorrow, Fl., Char Di Gennaro, Fl., Betty Walsh, Fl., Ann Abgott ,Fl. Sterling Edwards, N.C., Zoltan Szabo, Canada, Margaret Roseman, Canada, Doug Purdon, Canada, Pauline Holancin, Canada, DeeDee Gadjanski, Canada, Art Cunanan, Canada, Bonnie Steinberg, Canada, Brian Atyeo, Canada, Marion Stevenson, Canada, Gordon Mackenzie, Canada, Hi Sook Barker, Canada, Jake Mol, Canada, Tim Packer, Canada, Peter Kolisnyk, Canada, Marilyn Mercer, Canada, Americo del Col, Canada, Ben Lee, Canada, Marianne Broome, Canada
Donna Cameron, Canada.