June McCartney resides in Colorado.
She has a B.F.A. from Washington University in St. Louis
I am influenced by Milton Avery and Neil Welliver, not with regards to what they painted but how they worked with their vision. But I am most influenced by Henri Matisse who I considered to be the master.
My work is, for the most part, a serious attempt to follow Henri Matisse in the pursuit of perceptual painting and a true personal vision.
I was trained and mentored by a student of Joseph Albers and was accepted into the Fine Art masters program by Neil Welliver, but without a scholarship I was unable to afford it. My teacher, Bill Collins, wrote my recommendation saying June “has more talent in her vision than any other student I have had in over 25 years of teaching” and that one statement has kept me painting for 50 years, because I could see for myself that it was true.
I have been painting and drawing since I was 12. I am now in my early 70’s and am more prolific and enthusiastic than I have ever been.
Lately I have been experimenting with large florals, as well as using the southwest landscape to move more towards abstraction and the impact of color.
I have been told over and over that my paintings are “happy”, are jewel-toned and provide and a great deal of joy and calmness. This has been of great satisfaction for me.
Flywheel Gallery, Piermont, NY
Mercedes-Benz Manhattan, NY,NY
Bergen Museum of Arts and Science, Paramus, NJ
Durango Arts Center, Durango, CO
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