June Frickleton trained at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, where she obtained a BA(Hons) Drawing and Painting. She won a British Council Scholarship to study a Postgrad year at the Academy of Fine Art, Budapest, then studied in Barcelona and graduated with an MA in European Fine Art before completing an Arts Management Certificate at the University of Sussex. She is a professional curator as well as a painter, and clients include RSM Accountants, Prologis, and Cripps LLP.
“I use a personal vocabulary to create sumptuous paintings. The paintings have a strong visual impact that is heightened by the use of a reduced palette. The paintings are created over a long period of time using a mixture of brush marks and thinned-down oil paint washes. I often work on the floor pouring thinned paint in a controlled manner on the canvas. I then pour washes of turpentine over the surface to stain the canvas and build these stains up in layers until the desired image emerges.”