"Her life could be characterized
as a potpourri of artistic experiences."
June, a resident of Sea Girt, NJ, has been painting since the age of 13. She is known for her bright colors in watercolors and oils. Along with her shore scenes, she paints cats big and small as well as pet portraits and house portraits. Her educational background is in fashion design. She also has worked in dance, acting, choreography and theatrical design. She attended the American School of Ballet, the McDowell School of Fashion, and the Parson School of Design. After graduation, June worked in northern NJ for 26 years as a buyer and fashion illustrator while dancing professionally on the side. Her mother and grandmother were of great influence in her life. June's mother was a professional dancer and Hollywood extra in the 40's. Her grandmother taught her the art sewing and how to create with her hands. June moved to Sea Girt in 1982 and has been painting shore scenes ever since.
Essex and Sussex
Essex and Sussex print by June Coles
Sea Girt Pavilion