June Rubin, Artist

JUNE RUBIN is an accomplished San Diego-based artist. A graduate of Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California, Ms. Rubin has worked as an illustrator, art director, fine artist and art educator since the ‘80s. “She’s a full-time artist, creating a range of projects from scarves to bags, wrapping paper, to paintings. Rubin's motto is, “Out of the box and never going back in,” writes Pat Launer, KBPS art critic. 

She is an active member of the San Diego Watercolor Society and is the chair of the Art Center San Diego Alumni Association. Her work has been exhibited in juried shows at the San Diego Watercolor Society, Athenaeum Library, Sophie’s Gallery, San Diego County Fair, ArtWalk NTC, and the Southwest Artists Association, where she was included in the “Top 100” juried exhibition. Recently she was an artist in residence in Yosemite National Park, teaching watercolors to all ages. “Ms. June,” as students call her, is a sought-after instructor for children’s art classes at the San Diego Watercolor Society and the Tierrasanta Recreation Center. She has also taught at the San Diego Children’s Museum.

Ms. Rubin employs vivid colors, in watercolor, collage, and mixed media, expressing the rhythm and energy of her imagination. Her fanciful artwork is humorous as well as sophisticated gleaned from her experiences, dreams, and travels to Indonesia, Japan, Israel, Europe, China, and Mexico. She is particularly inspired by Bali, having visited twice she still under the blissful influence of a self-described, “Bali-High.”

Her art hangs in the collections of Hi-Tech Sources, Dr. & Mrs. William Gregory, S. Alschuler, Riordan and DeSilva families. She received her formal education at the University of California, Berkeley and the prestigious Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. She enjoys creating art at her studio and gallery, located in San Diego’s Liberty Station NTC. You can also follow her on Facebook, June Rubin, and Instagram, rubin.june.