June-Anne is an award winning artist and has received several Jurors’ Choice awards from various Art Shows throughout her career. Most recently, June-Anne won a Juror’s choice award from the Port Stanley Artists’ Guild Show in June 2014 for her piece titled “Villages”. June-Anne’s early years were devoted to drawing in pencil and charcoal. She began painting in 2004 and has taken several instructional workshops. She is always seeking out new techniques and mediums to enhance her work.
Primarily now, June-Anne is an acrylic painter but has also found herself extending her abilities to oil, watercolour, and mixed media works. Having always been fascinated by hidden or double imagery in her work, June-Anne continues to find it a rewarding challenge to try to include subliminal images in her paintings.
June-Anne has always visualized herself as an artist, but has never had the opportunity to pursue an art career full-time. Her goal is to become a full-time artist in her retirement.
“I enjoy painting true to life images and landscapes, may they be real or imaginary, but my real love lies in abstracts. I sometimes combine the two. By taking my brushes to canvas, I can transpire my thoughts and feelings to become much more than shapes and images. I often begin with a scene or a colour scheme in mind, mostly from a memory or feeling that has moved me in some way. As my work progresses, the painting emerges. It is from these beginnings that I enhance my creation. I often step back, putting the painting at the 'end of the hall', so to speak, and from a distance, seek out the possibilities of what my art could become and enhance the painting with what emerges from inside me, or what feels right. I frequently name my paintings so that the viewer looks deeper and becomes more involved with my work."
June-Anne is a long-time standing member of the Port Stanley Artists' Guild, founding member of the St Thomas-Elgin Artists' Guild and a founding Director of the Art Emporium Port Stanley.