Allow me to quickly introduce myself and explain how I became an artist. What started off as therapy in a time of uncertainty is now a beacon of hope and life.

 

My name is Dare Harcourt. I was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee.  I attended Ole Miss and graduated with a BS in Communicative Sciences and Disorders.  

 

After graduation, I went through some serious health issues. During this time, I began to paint as a way to work through those issues.  I fell in love with painting with my first stroke.  My passion for art started from a place of healing and blossomed into a love that brings me immense joy.  

 

After realizing my passion for art, I decided to go back to school and received my Masters in Art Education at Memphis College of Art. I am currently an artist living in Memphis.

 

Each painting of mine is made with love. There is an unmeasurable amount of joy that I get when I create a painting.  Each piece is filled with love, hope, and brings a peaceful feeling that I hope translates to the viewer. 

 

I hope you enjoy my paintings as much as I enjoyed making them

- Dare

about D A R E

a r t i s t   s t a t e m e n t

 

I've always loved the world's abstract designs, whether in fashion, photography, paintings  or people.

I am happiest when I am painting.  When I paint, it lets me interpret design and transfer it to a canvas.  The abstract shapes and lines slowly become landscapes, giving me energy and helping to express my view.  Using different mediums (acrylic, paper, and molding paste) adds new elements that helps bring life to what I see.

While I'm creating, I look at the canvas, get a sense of space, and my mind is drawn to color.  Small marks help me create a pattern, and tension is added with
intensity of color.  It's always a process with me: Painting, sanding, layering, rearranging,
and painting again until the work becomes real in my eyes.  

Every painting has different elements, all open to interpretation by the varying eyes of viewers.  I hope to make people stop, think, feel, dream, remember...all without being limited to any specific detail of the painting itself.  I've gone through my life being moved by the world around me, and I hope to give that experience back to others through my art.

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