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Julie Dant

Washington, IN - United States

Julie Dant - Fine Artist

Julie Dant

Member Since: 03/27/2008

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All my photographs on FAA are copyright protected and may not be reproduced, copied, or used for any purpose without my express consent.

Hello! My name is Julie Dant and I live in the small town of Washington, in southwestern Indiana, in the United States.

I was born an artist in Lawrenceville, in southern Illinois. Some of my earliest memories are of using my mother's tubes of bright red lipstick and drawing upon the back side of the newly varnished bathroom door. I also discovered that when I pulled my mother's dresser drawers out, there was all this blank, pale yellow wood just crying to be adorned with my beautiful drawings! Needless to say, my mother saw to it thereafter that I never lacked in 'art' supplies, especially the paper, after discovering where I was choosing to 'display' my creations.

In the mid to late 90's, I began searching out and documenting with black and white photographs, old abandoned houses all over Indiana, the Midwest, Southeast and Deep South, with the intention of publishing a pictorial book one day. The book has not come to pass as of yet, however I have produced a video in which all of my Indiana houses are featured accompanied by beautiful Celtic music. It is entitled SOLEMN RELICS. In the process of searching out the old houses on narrow country roads, I also, happily, discovered countless, beautiful, rural scenes just begging to be captured. I love painting with acrylics, and one day wish to put many of my favorite photographs to canvas.

At about the same time in my life, I was introduced to a wonderful, creative, and selfless person who recognized potential in my work. He set about boosting my confidence in my own artistic abilities and has, in that sense, become my mentor and has been the driving force behind any of my successes in the creative world. He taught me the meaning of artistic courage; that as artists, we must always fight and find within ourselves the essential strength needed to keep from slipping over the ever looming precipice into self-doubt. On our second meeting, he presented to me a coffee mug with the inscription, 'Creativity Takes Courage' by Henri' Matisse. That simple, small act had the power to begin a change in the direction of my creative life and I am, and forever will be, utterly grateful to my very good friend, Mike Walters, a hugely talented videographer and film maker.

I hope you enjoy browsing through my gallery and feel free to contact me with any questions or comments. I'd love to hear from you. Thank you and MAY YOU ALL DISCOVER THE CREATIVE COURAGE THAT IS WITHIN YOU!

Julie Dant

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David Kehrli - Weathering in the Sun

Weathering in the Sun

by David Kehrli was favorited by Julie Dant on 03/30/2014

David Kehrli - Ghostly Flock

Ghostly Flock

by David Kehrli was favorited by Julie Dant on 03/30/2014

David Hare - Cemetery Seating

Cemetery Seating

by David Hare was favorited by Julie Dant on 03/07/2014

Deyanira Harris - Rooster with Sunflowers

Rooster with Sunflowers

by Deyanira Harris was favorited by Julie Dant on 03/07/2014

Deyanira Harris - When Gaby move out

When Gaby move out

by Deyanira Harris was favorited by Julie Dant on 03/06/2014

Brenda Bostic - Golden Sunset

Golden Sunset

by Brenda Bostic was favorited by Julie Dant on 03/04/2014

Brenda Bostic - Kayak Ride Anyone

Kayak Ride Anyone

by Brenda Bostic was favorited by Julie Dant on 03/04/2014

Brenda Bostic - Railroad Bridge

Railroad Bridge

by Brenda Bostic was favorited by Julie Dant on 03/04/2014

Carol Sawyer - Lighting The Sea

Lighting The Sea

by Carol Sawyer was favorited by Julie Dant on 03/04/2014

Dave Farrow - This Land is our Land

This Land is our Land

by Dave Farrow was favorited by Julie Dant on 03/02/2014

Jeff Breiman - Boats In Boston Harbor

Boats In Boston Harbor

by Jeff Breiman was favorited by Julie Dant on 03/02/2014

Mel Steinhauer - On The Oregon Trail 3

On The Oregon Trail 3

by Mel Steinhauer was favorited by Julie Dant on 03/02/2014

P J Lewis - Emely

Emely

by P J Lewis was favorited by Julie Dant on 03/01/2014

MarLa Hoover - Sweet Creek Valley

Sweet Creek Valley

by MarLa Hoover was favorited by Julie Dant on 03/01/2014

Dave Farrow - The Campsite

The Campsite

by Dave Farrow was favorited by Julie Dant on 02/27/2014

Randi Grace Nilsberg - The Old Pump Station

The Old Pump Station

by Randi Grace Nilsberg was favorited by Julie Dant on 02/25/2014

Randi Grace Nilsberg - Musical Note

Musical Note

by Randi Grace Nilsberg was favorited by Julie Dant on 02/25/2014

Deyanira Harris - Tree with a potential

Tree with a potential

by Deyanira Harris was favorited by Julie Dant on 02/25/2014

Deyanira Harris - Easter the Resurection

Easter the Resurection

by Deyanira Harris was favorited by Julie Dant on 02/25/2014

Vladimir Kholostykh - Late Autumn Evening

Late Autumn Evening

by Vladimir Kholostykh was favorited by Julie Dant on 02/23/2014

Vladimir Kholostykh - Autumn Fantasy

Autumn Fantasy

by Vladimir Kholostykh was favorited by Julie Dant on 02/23/2014

Carol Sawyer - On The Farm

On The Farm

by Carol Sawyer was favorited by Julie Dant on 02/23/2014

Dave Farrow - The Morning Ride

The Morning Ride

by Dave Farrow was favorited by Julie Dant on 02/23/2014

Deyanira Harris - Portrait

Portrait

by Deyanira Harris was favorited by Julie Dant on 02/22/2014