June Long-Schuman is an award-winning fine artist and teacher who has shown her work locally on Long Island, and in Newport Rhode Island. Tranquility, immortality, and the spiritual nature of existence have all played a part in her work.
After graduating with a BFA in Fine Art from Pratt Institute June went on to Dowling College to receive a teaching Certification in Art. June continued studying art at C. W. Post in the graduate program and later received a Masters in Liberal Studies from Stony Brook University.
She studied printmaking with Dan Welden in 1985 and has had numerous award-winning shows featuring her monoprints. Since 1998 June has focused on plein air painting in oils.
Eastern philosophy and an alternate form of medicine called Reiki have played an important part in Junes work. After a 2 year long period of study June became a Reiki Master in July of 2001 which has had a significant impact on her life and art work.
After the tragedy of September 2001 - the artist was compelled to paint a mural that would help to comfort those who lost loved ones and send the message of faith, love and hope. "Soaring Spirits at Ground Zero" is a tribute to those who lost loved ones.
“Art, like music has a tremendous healing power - it is a vehicle through which we can reflect, observe and raise awareness."
June is currently a member of the Wet Paint Studios Group. ALNC and Suburban Art League. She currently teaches acrylic painting classes in numerous local libraries and privately.
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