June Carey Art

Vineyard Tankhouse, June Carey MASTERWORK CANVAS EDITION

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Limited Edition Canvas
Image size: 48"w 24"h. 
Edition Size: 300

 

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.

 



About June Carey

"The little farmhouse in Pennsylvania where I grew up was always alive with singing, laughter and a love of the arts," says artist June Carey. "My father, a voice instructor, introduced us to the steady flow of eccentric, larger-than-life characters found in his greatest passion – the dramatic world of the Italian opera. Aida’s rich theme always seemed to be playing in the background as I went in search of a reality I could call my own, escaping into the quiet roar of the singing crickets and song of the meadowlark. I could lose myself in the turquoise twilight magic of a summer evening or breath of sweet fields of winter wheat beneath the rising sliver of a moon. I found my true love and years later found myself longing for the beautiful fields of my childhood, where everything was the way it should be. My passion springs forth through the beauty of the fertile earth, which has always been my real teacher. 

"I began painting full time in 1982, doing my time as a starving artist while raising my young son. I was happy to trade this tragic cliché for the happy success of sell-out gallery shows and award banquets. In 1991, I married maritime artist David Thimgan, and we thrived together. On one late summer afternoon escape, traveling to the Mendocino coast, I discovered the California wine country. I was so happy to have found a place in California that reminded me of my long lost fields of Pennsylvania. I painted my first vineyard scene in 1996 and, as time passed, this interest has taken me to the countryside of Tuscany, where I feel I probably lived in a former lifetime. My Italian opera theme song has never left my heart, and somehow life seems to have come full circle, to connect, again, the passions of my life."

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