June Owen is a realist painter with an impressionistic style. A painter
for over thirty years, her work has been exhibited widely. She received her BFA
from the Rhode Island School of Design and studied with Paul Zimmerman at the
Hartford Art School in Connecticut.
Her paintings are in private, public and corporate collections, including New
Britain Museum of American Art, IBM, Duracell, Slater Memorial Museum, Marriott,
Otis Elevator, Aetna Insurance and Liberty Mutual Insurance.
My still life paintings are made up of a wide variety of ordinary and antique
objects. I like the idea of painting objects in everyday use because their
beauty is often overlooked; the antique pieces offer a connection to the past
that I find reassuring.
I paint landscapes from memory, imagination and a personal response to a place.
In beginning a landscape I am in search of a moment of the day, a time of the
year, and, always, a feeling of space, as opposed to a rigid reality of a
place…Air is the key: I want to feel that if I were to enter one of my
landscapes I would be able to breathe there.