June Mendoza AO, OBE, RP, ROI, HonSWA

June Mendoza AO, OBE, RP, ROI, HonSWA
ROI Member

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Parents professional musicians. By the age of twelve, art was obvious and unquestioned direction. At seventeen was doing jackets, magazine illustration, portraits etc., and a monthly illustrated cops, robbers, guns, bosoms strip! Professional years as actress (West End inc.), film, TV and radio. Painting / Portraiture becomes full time. Two postings (Philippines and Australia) involve extensive work and travel. Story best told by following list of some works of people in a wide variety of fields and countries:

  • H.M. Queen Elizabeth II.
  • H.R.H. The Prince of Wales.
  • The Princess of Wales.
  • H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh.
  • H.R.H. Princess Anne.
  • H.R.H. Prince Edward.
  • H.M. The Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.
  • His Grace the Duke of Norfolk.
  • Baroness Thatcher.
  • The Rt. Revs. Coggan, Runcie and Carey, former Archbishops of Canterbury.
  • The Hon. Sir John Gorton, former Prime Minister of Australia.
  • Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara, Prime Minister of Fiji.
  • Vigdis Finnbogadottir, President of Iceland.
  • Corazon Aquino, President of the Philippines.
  • A.J.P. Taylor.
  • Sir Vivian Fuchs.
  • Lee Kuan Yew (Senior Minister Singapore).
  • Goh Chok Tong (P.M. Singapore).
  • Miss Chris Evert and Miss Virginia Wade (Wimbledon Tennis Champions).

Group Portraits

  • The House of Commons in session (440 Portraits) for the House of Commons.
  • The House of Representatives (170 Portraits) for the New Parliament Building.
  • The Worshipful Company of Barber-Surgeons (120 Portraits).
  • Private Family Groups.

Lectures

  • Galleries, art institutions and societies in England, USA, Australia and Far Eastern countries – “Lectures” are more precisely “Talks” on attitudes, approach, with anecdotes and an informal dialogue with the audience which helps provide relevant material at audience level and encourages participation.
  • Art criticisms, feature articles for art magazines and television e.g. a half hour feature combining the painting of a portrait and dialogue with sitter, TV and radio commentary, news interviews etc., radio interviews, exhibition judging and openings.

Website

www.junemendoza.co.uk