June Levin is primarily a representational Bay Area artist who focuses on California landscapes. She also enjoys painting places and people wherever travel has taken her. She uses oil, water media, and pastel.
June expresses her love of the outdoors with her freedom of brushstrokes and color to depict the harmony of nature. She may use an animal, a building shape, or even a human figure to capture a particular effect in a painting. June often enjoys expressing the drama of landscapes with abstracted shapes, emboldened by the use of rich color harmonies and textures.
The artist grew up in San Mateo County, California, and considers herself lucky to have had her early years enriched by the golden hills and dramatic coastline of the area. As a child, June loved to express her delight in her environment through art. As an adult, she spent her free time wandering art museums and was captivated first by 19th century landscape masters, the early impressionists, and later, the California impressionists. June has had the opportunity to study under Master artists in all media.
June primarily works at her studios at the Peninsula Museum of Art in Burlingame, California. From time to time, she sets up her easel in the field and works plein air. She has been the recipient of many awards, and her paintings are in private collections in the U.S. and abroad. The artist is a member of several art associations, and is a Signature member of the Society of Western Artists (SWA).