June Stratton Self-taught oil painter is known for representational figurative oil paintings that incorporate the female figure with natural landscapes. Recent works incorporate gold leaf and handmade plaster (fresco-secco) casts. These casts created from both the organic environment surrounding her studio and treasures the artist has collected over years. Large paintings may contain as many as 30 individual casts which are then gilded or painted with oil. (b.1959 Honolulu, Hawaii)
Her work is collected by art collectors and art galleries internationally including recent solo shows with Robert Lange Studios SC.
Select Collections include Bennett Collection of Women Realists, Texaco Incorporated, US Department of State, Bank of America, The Mayo Clinic, and The St Regis Hotel. Recently published in Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Issue #26, Poets Artists Figurative Realism, Issue #100. Also, American Art Collector, Cover, October Issue 2016
June Stratton’s studio looks over salt-water marshes a few steps from her home in a lush sub-tropical coastal area near Savannah Georgia USA. June Stratton was born in Honolulu Hawaii and studied at the College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, CA. Stratton began her art career in Pioneer Square, the art district of Seattle, where she was the administrative director of a successful gallery and atelier. Stratton now lives in both Atlanta and Savannah.
Stratton combines photorealism and reductive tonalism to create quiet meditative paintings with a strong sense of color and composition. Describing her work as “realism that captures fleeting moments that have to do with light”, Stratton isolates aspects of a place; then with sensitivity to form and composition she creates meditative spaces through the suspension of moments.
Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally in galleries and Museums such as the Whatcom Museum of History and Art in Washington.
Stratton has been published in American Artist and her work is owned by many private and public collections such as The Federal Reserve of Minneapolis, The U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., and Texaco Incorporated of New York, NY.