The Padre's Vineyard

by June Carey

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  • Certificate of Authentication
  • Numbered and Signed by Artist
  • Limited Edition of 300 Canvases
  • Giclee on Canvas
  • Image Size 16 Inches Tall by 46 Inches Wide.
  • Overall Size 16 Inches Tall by 46 Inches Wide.
Artist June Carey revisits the setting of her first limited edition, Mission Courtyard. I researched Padre's Vineyard for five years, June explains. What excites me as an artist is to fall in love with a subject with a history. Through my collection of black and white photos and books on architectural history, I am able to travel back through time, gathering my favorite elements as I create my perfect composition. This is a view of Carmel's San Carlos Mission as it looked during its renaissance of the early 1900s. The missions were self sufficient, supporting not only themselves, but their many converts. They grew all their own food, livestock, and, of course, grapes for wine, continuing the art of winemaking which arrived with the Spanish Padres in the 1700s. In the background is the beautiful Pacific Ocean, which would have been visible in the 1900s but is now obscured by all the huge eucalyptus, Monterey pines and buildings.

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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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