1960 - 1962 West Sussex College of Art - Intermediate Fine Art
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 at Whitbread London.
Elected Fellow of the Chartered Society of Designers.
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, until her first one
person exhibition in 1995. Following this, 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.
She then began a series of 'Interiors'. Her travels in Greece inspired many of
these, together with paintings of local markets and Tavernas, all exploring
atmosphere through light and colour. 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 the fascination for old buildings and architectural
detail remains. Portraiture, whenever the opportunity arises, takes
preference over other works in progress.
Her paintings are mainly in a mixture of gouache and pastel, but sometimes 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 the favoured medium of charcoal.
For ten years she gave a variety of lectures and workshops, together with
courses in both drawing and pastel.
She has exhibited widely in open exhibitions and galleries in the UK, including
three one person exhibitions and three open studio events. Her work can be seen
at the Marine House Beer and at her studio by appointment.
Awards include double prize winner at the Mall Galleries London in
2004 and SWAc prize winner in 2003 and 2010.
She was elected to membership of the Pastel Society in 2005.
She was appointed a member of the South West Academy in 2011.
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