June Phelps, born in Long Beach, California, is a graduate of Pomona College with a B.A. in English Literature. She earned a Master of Arts in Teaching from Harvard University and taught literature in the Beverly Hills schools.
She studied fine art at the Brentwood Art Center
in Los Angeles.
Her paintings cover a wide range of genres, from landscape watercolors and inks to abstract mixed media on paper and canvas. The canvas work combines oil with different types of paper, producing rich and textured surfaces. While complex and dense in materials, these works generate a feeling of serenity and calm. The “Spirit Path Series” on paper is executed with watercolors and inks on rice paper.
She is a member of Gallery 825 (LA Art Association) and current president of Women Painters West. WPW was founded in Laguna Beach in 1921 and is the oldest extant artist’s group in Southern California.
Phelps enjoys exhibiting and sharing her work with others. She and her husband Carl have two grown children and live in Pacific Palisades, California..”