Julie Dunlap

A student of Lake City’s own Jane Jones, Julie Dunlap currently lives and paints in Kerrville, right in the middle of the beautiful Texas Hill Country. A student of art in college, she really didn’t have time to work on her watercolor skills until she walked into one of Jane’s classes 20 years ago. Since then she has studied with Gerald Brommer, Catherine Anderson, Ken Hosmer, Linda Doll, Cathy Lubke and others, but the time she spent learning from Ted Nuttall has most influenced her painting style today.
“When I’m asked to do a painting, I encourage my subjects to give me a photo taken from “real life” letting the sun do the magic with light and shadow. The picture should capture an expression or moment that they will want to enjoy over and over again. That makes the best portrait! Once I get my drawing just right, I create the painting using a series of glazes until the overall effect is what I hope the subject will love. In my paintings the eyes - ‘the window to the soul’ – are done with the most care as they often have a story to tell on their own.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe has said, “A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.”

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