The Way I See It
Showing until March 26, 2023
June explores the subjects that most peak her interest through her watercolors. In her paintings, she seeks to uncover their hidden truths that can only be found in their abstracted visual expression.
Through a personal and process-oriented creative journey, she connects on a spiritual level with her work.
MEET THE ARTIST
June Fisher-Markowitz is native to New Jersey and lives with her current husband in Wayne. June has always had an interest in art and took classes in high school when they fit into her academic schedule. She was accepted into William Paterson College with a very humble portfolio, and took classes in various media, including painting and pottery, which she was drawn to above all else. She graduated in 1970 with a major in Visual Arts and a minor in Art Education, which started her on her career path in teaching. She then pursued graduate work in painting, pottery and creative arts therapies. Once her children were school age, she quit her job in education and began a pottery business, where she developed a unique style of decorating that incorporated her love of painting with working with clay. Once she retired from her full-time healthcare career, June dedicated herself to working with watercolors, taking numerous courses and entering her art in shows throughout northern NJ.
"I have ALWAYS loved art: looking at it, making it and watching other people make objects or paintings.
I have two favorite subjects. First, trees and forests in various seasonal visual representations. Second, old figurative photographs intrigue me as I reinvent the subject through color, texture and abstracted shape. There are hidden truths to be seen in the abstracted visual expression of these subjects. I search for a connection with these truths through my painting.
I am process oriented. I can begin a painting with a simplified drawing, but I also enjoy starting without a drawing or subject and go on a creative journey. I create something new by conversing with the tools of my craft - water, colors, wetting, spraying, salting - which is only finished when it feels right. It can take a day or it can take months until I reach that place of satisfaction. I frequently complete a painting and I have no idea how I got there and will never be able to repeat the process again. Each one is unique.
Most important of all is that I now have the time to paint - for a painter MUST paint. Painting pulls my soul and spirit from inside to the visual experience of an image on paper."