June was born and raised in Western Australia, her interest in the arts taking her into the dance world. After many years dancing and teaching classical ballet she took up painting in her 60s, focussing mainly on impressionist landscape and seascape works.
June paints in oils both small and larger works and her work shows her passion for trying to capture the effect of light on our world. She tries to catch those magical and fleeting moments on canvas that we all wish we could share with others, especially atmospheric scenes including water.
Painting on either canvas or board, June uses the alla prima method of painting, i.e. painting wet on wet. Her style is an impressionist realist one, moving more towards impressionism as she develops. Her formative training was with D’hange Yammanee – a noted impressionist painter – who teaches Old Masters’ style of painting, with great emphasis placed on the basics of tone, composition and all the finer points of traditional artists, including a limited palette.
June has found the impressionist style absorbing, challenging and at times exhilarating when she just gets it right! She loves to take a new canvas and with a few brushstrokes begin a “new” world which challenges and confronts her. Each canvas is a learning curve, and each canvas presents another possibility to express the beauty of light as it touches our world.
June loves to work in her light-filled studio which overlooks a pond with many ducks, horse paddocks and a vineyard. She is lucky to have a husband who is a framer and a builder so she can devote her energies to painting!
Mundaring Hills Open Studios 2018, 2019
Mazenod School (Sold)
Guildford Grammar (Sold)
Melville Shire (Sold)
Churchlands High School
Morley Recreation Centre Art Exhibition (Sold)