June Walker-Wilson was born in Yorkshire, England, moving to St John’s in 1982. June’s paintings are primarily derived from her ongoing investigation of the seasons and the natural environment. June is awed by the beauty of the winter landscape, its deep frosts and icicle walls. She is attracted to the way water freezes, melts and re-freezes creating tortuous forms which catch and reflect light.
June studied textiles at the Anna Templeton Centre in St John’s and went on to complete her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, graduating in 1999.
After more than ten years of studio practice, she developed her own style of low relief textured oil paintings which combine her three areas of artistic interest: textiles, sculpture and painting.
June has exhibited numerous times in the Newfoundland Provincial Arts & Letters Competition and in group shows at the Eastern Edge Art Gallery, St John’s. She has had solo shows in Calgary, Alberta and St John’s, Mount Pearl and Gander, in Newfoundland. Her work can be found in private collections in Canada and the United Kingdom.
In August 2012, June opened Ultramarine Fine Art Studio, in St John’s. Ultramarine is a unique combination of art gallery and working studio, showcasing her current work.