June Russell. Photo of artist

June Russell, is a Bradford printmaker, working mostly in etching and drypoint. Her subject range is broad, including urban, rural, and domestic scenes. She says of her work:

My work is based on observation and drawing and is always about locations – real, imagined or a mixture of the two. I have a broad interest in landscape, although the city is a major focus of my work and even my rural landscapes usually feature the marks of habitation.

June gained a MA with Distinction in Printmaking from Bradford College in 2000 and works at a studio at the South Square Gallery, Thornton; she also teaches part-time at Bradford College.   June has also played an active role in promoting the arts in Bradford over a long period. She was director of Fabric the forum for the arts in Bradford for some years and in 2016 was Chair of Saltaire Inspired, which included the organisation of the popular Saltaire Arts Trail.

RUSSELL, June. whiteless-pike colour etching

‘Whiteless Pike’, colour etching. Image: see artist’s website.

Her work has been shown in both solo and group exhibitions across Britain including at the York City Art Gallery in 2001-2; the A4 Printmakers International Printmakers Competition, St Austell, in 2012; the Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland in 2014.

RUSSELL, June crescent. Hand made book

‘Crescent’. Hand-made book. Image: see artist’s website.

In the Bradford area June’s work has been exhibited at a range of community venues, including Cartwright Hall 2013-14, the Bradford Industrial Museum 2014-15, and at the ‘Pick & Mix’ exhibition, Dye House Gallery, Bradford College.

In 2004 she had a residency with Bradford Community Housing Trust/Rhodesway School.

RUSSELL, June from 'Being There' exhibition South Square

June Russell print from the ‘Being There’ exhibition, South Square, Bradford.

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