June Valentine-Ruppe
June was born and raised in California where she continues to pursue her love of drawing, illustrating and painting.

For over 30 years she has illustrated more then 120 collectable children books for Publishers such as Disney, Random House, Scholastic, Golden Books, Lyrick and Publishers International.

In these books, June illustrated licensed characters including: Sesame Street Characters;
Disney Characters, such as the Fab Five,Little Mermaid and Winnie The Pooh; Lamb Chop and Friends; and Barney the Dinosaur, among many others.

But, according to June, “my real love has always been painting on canvas, which gives me the freedom to create my own original art work. I love bringing interesting characters to life”.

There is a quiet sophistication in her portraits typically women, often summoning whimsy juxtaposed with an edge or darkness. June’s heavy stroke work and strong palettes envoke a sense of contemplation and are recognizably the work of an astute painter. June is often compared to the likes of internationally renowned artists Norman Rockwell and Milt Kobayashi.

Work by June Valentine-Ruppe is available exclusively in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Contact us directly to add this prolific artist to your collection by phone 505.820.0788 or email to Sharla@popsantafe.com.
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