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June Carey - Studies of...Wine Country California -  LIMITED EDITION PRINT Published by the Greenwich Workshop


          Studies of...Wine Country California
by June Carey

$195.00

LIMITED EDITION PRINT
Limited Edition of: 150
Image Size: 15"w x 5 1/4"h.
Published: October 2005


Limited quantities available





Part of the magic and fun of working with the Greenwich Workshop family of artists is having the opportunity to see so much of the creative process.We also have that rare pleasure of poking around an artist’s studio. It was on one of these “treasure hunts” that we encountered a good number of June Carey’s concept studies. These studies represent the initial moments of artistic inspiration, the birth of a painting.

“Any artist will tell you,” says June, “that the most exciting and dynamic part of creating any work of art is when this gleam in the eye or fleeting notion transforms into line, color and form.” We were smitten by the fresh charm and immediacy of these oil studies.What was so apparent in her studio was how their presence complemented these larger works.

It is this experience that we have created with "Studies of . . . Wine Country," a suite of Limited Edition Fine Art Giclée Prints. Created on heavyweight fine art artist’s paper, they are a distinctive enhancement to her Fine Art Limited Edition Canvas and Prints or an affordable entree into collecting the limited edition art of June Carey.


June Carey
The little farmhouse in Pennsylvania where I grew up was always alive with singing, laughter and a love of the arts. My father, a voice instructor, introduced us to the steady flow of eccentric, larger-than-life characters found in his greatest passion – the dramatic world of the Italian opera. Aida’s rich theme always seemed to be playing in the background as I went in search of a reality I could call my own, escaping into the quiet roar of the singing crickets and song of the meadowlark. I could lose myself in the turquoise twilight magic of a summer evening or breath of sweet fields of winter wheat beneath the rising sliver of a moon. I found my true love and years later found myself longing for the beautiful fields of my childhood, where everything was the way it should be. My passion springs forth through the beauty of the fertile earth, which has always been my real teacher. I began painting full time in 1982, doing my time as a starving artist while raising my young son. I was happy to trade this tragic cliché for the happy success of sell-out gallery shows and award banquets. In 1991, I married maritime artist David Thimgan, and we thrived together. On one late summer afternoon escape, traveling to the Mendocino coast, I discovered the California wine country. I was so happy to have found a place in California that reminded me of my long lost fields of Pennsylvania. I painted my first vineyard scene in 1996 and, as time passed, this interest has taken me to the countryside of Tuscany, where I feel I probably lived in a former lifetime. My Italian opera theme song has never left my heart, and somehow life seems to have come full circle, to connect, again, the passions of my life.

 

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