June Arnold PS SWAc 

Education/Career

1962 - 1966 Kingston College of Art - Dip AD 1st class Hons in Interior Design.

1966 - 1975. Interior Designer in local Government, private practice, THF Hotels, and Head of Interior Design for Whitbread London.

1975-1995. Formed own Interior Design company with her husband, specializing in 5 star Hotels in the UK and overseas. Winners of 2 major Hotel Design competitions in 1976 and 1983.

June Arnold began life drawing and painting in her spare time in 1991. Following her first solo exhibition, she changed her career to paint full time. her early collections featured the natural world in and around her home on Dartmoor ; flowers, hedgerows and still lives.

Inspired by many years of travelling in Greece, she began a series of 'Interiors', together with paintings of local markets, old buildings, and Tavernas. Gradually people began to appear in the works, with the characters often becoming the primary source of interest.

In recent years, following travels further afield, most noteably India, her paintings have become predominantly figurative, sometimes within an architectural framework, as her fascination for old buildings and architectural detail remains. Portraiture too has become an important part of her work.

Her favourite medium is pastel, often with an underpainting of gouache, but she also works in oil, acrylic, or mixed media with collage, all depending on the subject to be undertaken. Drawing remains an essential part of her initial painting process through many roughs in her favoured medium of charcoal.

For 10 years she gave a variety of  lectures and workshops, together with courses in painting and pastel.

Exhibitions:

She has exhibited widely in open exhibitions and galleries in the UK Including three solo exhibitions and 3 open studios events. Her work can be seen at the Marine House Beer and at her studio by appointment.

Societies:

Member - The South West Academy

Member – The Pastel Society.

Awards:

Awards include double prize winner at the Pastel Society Mall Galleries In 2004, and SWAc prize winner in 2003, 2010 and 2015. 

Contact Details:

Address: 24 Old Manor Close, Holne Cross, Ashburton TQ13 7JF

Tel: 01364 652 602

 

 

 

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Biographical Details:

Sheila studied Graphic at High Wycombe College of Art 1967-69 and has worked as a graphic designer/illustrator in London and Hampshire. She has painted all her life, being mainly self-taught, and started to use pastel in 1987.

She was elected a member of the Society of Women artists in 1995 and the Pastel Society in 2011. Sheila works in pastel, acrylic, mixed media and collage.

She has exhibited regularly at the Mall Galleries since 1989 showing work in the RSMA, NEAC and Pastel Society. Also in the Royal West of England Academy, Bristol and Royal Academy Summer show.

Her work is in the collections of Hunting Management Group, Hampshire County Council and the Russell-Cotes Museum, Bournemouth.

Artist’s Statement

After years of working with pastel, Sheila's approach has gradually changed and developed. In the last few years she has studied more abstract work as she tries to convey the essence of the landscape in simplified forms. She uses colour to express the atmosphere of my subject - sometimes using colour themes to enhance the mood.

Though she likes to initially work from the landscape to record shapes, colours and tones, she is interested in making a statement as succinctly as possible. So Sheila also likes to work from the studio to clarify her ideas with collage or further drawings.

Societies:

Member – The Pastel Society.

Other Societies:

Society of Women Artists

Method of Working:

Sheila's paintings start from the observation of the landscape. She draws or paints sketches using pencil, charcoal or water based media. She works broadly and tries to simplify. In the studio Sheila usually draws some thumbnails to decide format and media. This may be followed by more drawings or collage to enable me to focus on shape or colour.

Sheila works on various pastel papers or mountboard and continues until most areas of the painting are resolved. A second look weeks later may lead to further adjustments.

Awards:

Most Popular Painting - SWA 2008
Best in Show - St. Barbe Museum Lymington 2008
Unison Pastel Award - Pastel Society 2009

Other Exhibitions:

Russell-Cotes Museum, Bournemouth 2010
Autumn Exhibition, Gallery SCA, Shropshire 2010
Peter Hedley Gallery, Wareham 2009
Hackwood Arts Festival 2009
Alresford Gallery 2009

Publications:

Limited Edition Print x6 - Dayfold
Non-Limited Edition - Rosentiels Prints x 4
'Leisure Painter' Magazine 2010
'The Artist' Magazine 1996
'Pastel Journal' 2010
'The Wessex Muse' Magazine 2009

Website:

http://www.sgart.co.uk/ 

     


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