ABOUT JUNE

A child of professional musicians, it was apparent from a very early age that June had already established her tendency for depicting the human form; she painted her first portrait aged just 13. June then studied for two years at St Martin’s School of Art and then spent a few years as an actress on the West End.

After marrying, June travelled a great deal with her husband and painted portraiture throughout. She has lived in the Far East and Australia.

June has painted individuals from all walks of life and has an impressive list of notable sitters to her name. She says, “There is a never ending fascination in the intrinsic differences and similarities of the shapes, body language, and individual visual story of each subject, plus the excitements of composition and all the technical necessities.”

She is currently working on the portraits of seven concert musicians, an international cellist, a headmistress, and a chef!

 

Her portraits are in public and private collections internationally, including the National Portrait Gallery.

COMMISSIONS

PRICE GUIDE

Oil
20 x 16 inches £6,000
24 x 20 inches £7,000
30 x 25 inches £9,500
36 x 28 inches £11,000
40 x 30 inches £13,000
50 x 40 inches from £15,000
60 x 40 inches from £18,000

Drawing
from 20x 16 inches £2,500

This is a rough fee-guide for a single portrait. Frame, travel, and accommodation expenses are not included. For groups and non-standard sizes please ask for a quote.

METHOD OF WORKING

I like six to seven sittings of two hours, with breaks of course. I frequently paint groups as well as individuals and like to travel to my sitters. I don’t work from photographs. I am not currently registered for VAT.

NOTABLE SITTERS

Presidents and Prime Ministers

UK [Thatcher and Major]

Philippines [Coruzon Aquino]

Iceland [Vigdis Finnbogadottir]

Australia [John Gorton]

Singapore [Lee Kwan Yew]

Fiji [Ratu Kamisese Mara]

Royals

Queen Elizabeth

Prince of Wales

Princess Anne

Duchess of Kent

Princess Diana

Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother

Judiciary

Baroness Hale

Dame Rose Heilbron

Yong Pung How (Singapore)

Church

Archbishops Coggan, Runcie, and Carey of Canterbury

Academia

A J P Taylor

David Starkey

Asa Briggs

Industry

Lord (Eddie) George

Freddy Heineken

Literature

Tom Stoppard

P.D. James

Lynne Reid-Banks

Arts

Judi Dench

Ken Loach

Tom Stoppard

Alan Aykbourn

Sean Connery

Juliet Stevenson

Eileen Atkins

Barry Humphries

Ninette de Valois

Marie Rambert

Beryl Grey

Monica Mason

Peter Wright

Sport

Chris Evert

David Weir

Virginia Wade

Music

Joan Sutherland

Malcolm Arnold

Stephen Isserlis

Michael Tippett

Georg Solti

Charles Mackerras

Colin Davis

Yehudi Menuhin

Groups

House of Commons; Inner Temple; Barber-Surgeons

AWARDS

  • AO 1989
  • OBE 2004
  • Hon DLitt: Univ of Bath 1986
  • Hon DLitt: Loughborough Univ 1994
  • Hon Dr Open Univ 2003
  • Freeman City of London 1998