Vineyard Tankhouse

by June Carey
$850.00
Unframed

Availability: Good

  • Certificate of Authentication
  • Numbered and Signed by Artist
  • Limited Edition of 300 Canvases
  • Giclee on Canvas
  • Image Size 24 Inches Tall by 48 Inches Wide.
  • Overall Size 24 Inches Tall by 48 Inches Wide.
Description
Tankhouses are as romantic a vineyard visage as the rows of grapes themselves. There's a whimsical charm surrounding the old vineyard tankhouses with their angled walls. Long before piped irrigation, farmers pumped water from shallow wells using a windmillpowered pump that would force the water up into an elevated tank. Gravity would then provide the water pressure necessary to irrigate the fields. The open space under the tank tower was often enclosed to provide either shelter for animals, as a tool-shed or even a spare room. When piped water became available, the tankhouses were no longer needed. Although many of these have been torn down, enough tankhouses still dot the landscape to maintain the flavor and magic of our wine growing past. When choosing subjects for her wine country landscapes, artist June Carey selects vineyards with distinctive regional character or ones that appear to have been cultivated by families for generations. Vineyard Tankhouse was inspired by the vineyards of Alexander Valley and combines a favorite subject of the artist with the low warm light of the end of day.
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The Artist

June Carey

Born in Takoma, Maryland, June enjoyed many hours with her family visiting The Smithsonian and The National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. In 1984 she began painting full-time. As a self-taught artist she says "I just learned everything the hard way."

June has recieved numerous awards for her California landscapes and coastal scenes, including the Arts for the Parks Region II Award in 1997 and 1998. Like many Californians, June started out on the East Coast. As a teenager, she came to California. In the 1980s Carey found herself painting desert scenes and became known for this, and participating in a lot of Western art shows and competitions. Then she met her husband David Thimgan, a historical Marine artist. The two began to enjoy frequent trips to the beautiful northern California coast together and before long June began painting vineyards as well as water.

"A large part of what drives me to paint is a passion to create a place I want to be. No place on earth is more inviting to me than the wine country of Northern California. The vineyards I paint become mine." - June Carey

June is a Fellow in the American Society of Marine Artists and an Artist Member of the Californian Art Club.

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