June Reddix-Stennis is an artistic historian in her own right, capturing the influences of her culture and social movements within her works of art.
Born on the bayous of Vancleave, Mississippi, June was the influence Southern Gulf Coast culture, race and strong women in her life. Some of those women include her blind midwife Great-Grandmother, her Apostolic tambourine shaking and gun toting Grandmother, her gumbo making mother, the Voodoo lady that owned the local juke-joint and her educated and cultured aunts that June loved spending time with on her visits to Chicago. That culture is written all throughout her creations. June’s use of both vibrant and dark colors gives her the ability to capture the true essence of the individual she is portraying. June enjoys incorporating methods such as acrylics and brush on canvas in addition to palette knife and finger painting as she masterfully delves into her preferred technique of abstract-realism to convey the human subject she is studying.
June is an award winning graphic designer but is self taught in the art of painting. June has been a drawing and painting hobbyist since early childhood but after a back injury a few years ago began to consider painting as a career. June has been awarded a Golden Addy Award, was feature muralist for the Lost Garden (Dauphin St., Mobile, AL) February thru April 2017, has had paintings featured in the Black Water Review (Hampton Roads, VA), was the Commissioned Muralist for City of Mobile’s Tricentennial “Mobile, Alabama's People of Color” and Commissioned Muralist for “The Last Slave Ships” exhibition-The Story of Cudjo.