June Hammond’s new drawings and mixed-media work at Pocklington Arts Centre are a reflection of her thoughts and emotions.

These are often realised in abstract facial features and creature-like forms in her diverse drawings, paintings and collagraphs.

“I’m fascinated by facial features, especially eyes,” she says.

Born in London, June graduated in management sciences from Warwick University and worked as a personnel manager in London, Birmingham and Norwich before moving to Hull in 1979. She settled in Pocklington in 1991, working for City of York Council and the University of York.

June started drawing more than 30 years ago, but it is only in the past few years that she has had more time to pursue her artwork. After studying fine art at York College, she has developed her style and broadened her media, adopting different approaches to her work, drawing intricate patterns of lines and shapes in ink and painting with acrylics She also enjoys experimenting with print-making, particularly collagraphs, and combining techniques to produce mixed-media work.

June is a member of the East Riding Artists (ERA) and the Wolds Artists Group and has exhibited at the Ferens Art Gallery Open Exhibition in Hull; the Women’s Work exhibition in Hull; Pave in Hull; the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall in York; and the Wolds Village Gallery, near Driffield.

Her Pocklington show runs until February 27, open 10am to 4pm on Tuesdays and Fridays, 10am to 1pm on Thursdays and 9.30am to 1pm on Saturdays. Admission is free.