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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Jenny Halstead
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 ' Afternoon Doze '
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Jenny Halstead

Jenny Halstead PS FMAA

Biographical Details:

After studying Art & Design at Sutton & Cheam School of Art and a guest scholarship to the Royal Academy Schools, Jenny went on to train as a medical artist, illustrating surgery and anatomy. She worked in London Teaching Hospitals, before turning freelance and publication work in both medicine and natural history.

Breaking away from this discipline over a decade ago to return to the freedom of painting and developing her own work as well as teaching.

Societies:

The Pastel Society
Chelsea Arts Society

Scholarships, Awards, Prizes:

Caran D'Ache Award 2017

Exhibitions:

Pastel Society, Mall Galleries, London
Reading Guild of Artists
Henley Guild of Arts & Crafts
Whiteknights Studio Trail
Art in Hospital RBH
Chelsea Art Society
Regatta – Henley
John Noott Gallery, July 2017

Solo Exhibitions:

'The Artist's Year in the Harris Garden' – at the Museum of English Rural Life, Reading – 24 May - 30 June 2013

Silchester – Life on the Dig
at the Old Fire Station Gallery, Henley-on-Thames
Saturday 24 October - Tuesday 3 November 2015

Articles & Publications:

Pushing the Limits – Jenny Halstead
by Anne Hevener, The Pastel Journal (USA) – December 2011

Large, Loose and Colourful – Jenny Halstead
by Ken Gofton, The Artist - March 2012

The Not So Secret Garden – Jenny Halstead
Berkshire Life – May 2013

An Artist in the Garden – Jenny Halstead
The Artist – May 2013

'The Artist's Year in the Harris Garden' – published by Two Rivers Press – May 2013

Invited Artist in Residence – Silchester excavation
(The Roman town of Calleva Atrebatum)

Silchester - Life on the Dig
by Jenny Halstead & Michael Fulford
published by Two Rivers Press, October 2015

Artist invited to record a year in the life of The High Sheriff of Berkshire 'A Chain of Office' 2016/2017

Website:

http://www.jennyhalstead.co.uk/ 

     


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