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