Title: In Conversation with the Stars
Size: 34cm x 27.5cm
Medium: Etching

Additional Information
Inspired piece: Paul Delvaux (1897-1994), L'Appel de la Nuit (The Call of the Night) (1938), Oil on canvas, 119.8cm x 139.8cm

Link here to the piece in the National Galleries of Scotland collection.

"For the forthcoming exhibition at Fidra Fine Art, I was invited to select a painting from the National Galleries of Scotland’s collection, which would inspire me to create an etching and would be the main influence behind this work.

My selected painting from the collection was “Call of the Night” by Paul Delvaux. At the time I wasn’t aware of the reason why I was drawn to this particular painting. As I began to work on my etching, I gradually became aware of the similarities in subject matter in Paul Delvaux’s painting to that of my own work, which also deals with the nude figure.

Leaves have always fascinated me and I often introduce them to my images as a gesture, which has various meanings." June Carey

Price: £475 unframed, £560 framed

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About the Artist

June Carey RSW RGI SWA SSA PAI studied at Glasgow School of Art in 1959 and Edinburgh College of Art in 1981.

W. Gordon Smith reviewed her first major solo exhibition at Glasgow Print Studio in 1993 :-

"Her presence, even in the biggest of salons in the best of company, has been signalled by one of her naked figures whose gender is often uncertain. All of this is accomplished with fastidious subtlety and skill from the prodigious source of her imagination. She allows her subconscious to dictate to her and long ago took the courageous decision to follow its instant lead without question even when some of the images she summons threaten to unnerve her’

Carey's work has been included in numerous prestigious group exhibitions both nationally and internationally, including Eton College, Windsor:  Mercury Gallery London: Olsztyn Castle, Poland: Pallant House, Chichester:  Mall Galleries London: Royal Scottish Academy Edinburgh: Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow and Glasgow Print Studio exhibition, touring Berlin, London, Bath, Iceland, Madrid & Los Angeles.

2014/2018 Invitation by Stirling Smiths Art Gallery & Museum to paint two murals, now permanently displayed in the entrance to the Museum. (Stirling Smiths Art Gallery & Museum, Dumbarton Road, Stirling)

2021 Carey was invited by The Folio Society, London, to create a set of drawings to illustrate their Limited Edition book "Rob Roy" by Sir Walter Scott, to celebrate the 250th anniversary of his birth.

Selected Awards & Bursaries include Scottish Arts Council Awards, Glasgow District Council Residency in Quebec Award, Anne Redpath Award, Hope Scott Trust Award, BP Award (travel) European City of Culture Woman 2000 Award, British Council Travel Award, Sennelier Award, Bruce Finnie Award, Connell & Connell Award, Dundee District Council Award, Forth Valley & Creative Scotland Award, Angus Council Award, Scottish Arts Club Award, McDonald Orr Ltd Award.

Private & Public Collections Include

Peter Gabriel (musician) The Scottish Arts Council

Lady Thynne. BBC Television

Eton College, Windsor. The Scottish Arts Council

Pallant House, Chichester. Stirling Smiths Art Gallery & Museum

Eastern General Hospital, Edinburgh Stirling University

Holburne Museum, Bath Oxford University 

Thomas Agnew Bond St. London W. Gordon Smith

Engramme, Quebec Teachers Whisky

Angus Council MacTaggart & Mickel Ltd

Dundee District Council University Hospital, Westbothnia, Sweden

2014 she wrote and published her autobiography 'The Art of June Carey, Seeing Through the Dreams' which is available at The National Galleries of Scotland and www.junecarey.com

RSW (The Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour)
RGI (The Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Art)
PAI (Diplomate of Paisley Art Institute)
ASWA (Associate of Society of Women Artists)