"June Berry is a modest artist in the real sense of the word: well conducted and orderly in her work and rather more to the point, unpretentious, straightforward and direct. And yet the irony is that such modesty makes what she does, not less, but all the more interesting and convincing for its seriousness and proper ambition, to say nothing of accomplishment. For her commitment is to the work itself, and clear ambition to make it true to her experience and imaginative intention. She finds her subjects either in and around the farmhouse, on the edge of a village of the Deux Sevres in midwestern France, which she and her husband have had these thirty years past, or in the streets and parks of south east London, where they live. Her paintings, in both oil and watercolour, are born of close observation, registered in notes and sketchbooks and worked up back in the studio. If her drawings and compositional studies remain a very private record, seldom exhibited, they are none the less substantial and fundamental to her work." Reproduced by kind permission. Copyright © William Packer 1998.
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This website is being updated, and is subject to sudden deletions, additions, incomplete text, variations in the sizes of images and links that don't work, so please bear with us in the short term. It was originally designed to illustrate June Berry's work over the last thirty years and more. This update presents more recent work with commentaries touching on her interests and preoccupations. To see examples in a particular group of work and to access further details, please click on one of the ‘thumbnails’ or titles above or on one of the subjects listed to the left. Some of the paintings illustrated are still available to buy. Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Copyright © June Berry 2016. Page updated 10th October 2016.