Julie A. Davis Veach
Julie is an American female artist living and working in Zionsville, Indiana.
She received an Associates from Central Texas College, a BFA from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Texas in 2004 and has an MFA in-progress from Academy of Art University, San Francisco, California.
Julie has exhibited nationally, received public and private commissions, and has been awarded for her fine art and graphic design. In addition to juried exhibitions and professional portfolio exchanges, Davis Veach has served as the Senior Graphic Designer for the Public Affairs and Marketing Office (PAO), Headquarters of Darnall Army Medical Center, Fort Hood, Texas as well as an Official Army Photographer/Multi-media Specialist for the Directorate of Information Management (DOIM), Fort Carson, Colorado. Julie has also served as the Web Master for Fort Carson’s Network Enterprise Center (NEC).
Julie has overcome many challenges in her life. Notably and dear to her heart, she has overcome the nation’s devastating statistics for young solo mothers. Julie had her first child at age 16 and even though she dropped out of high school for a year, she quickly caught-up and graduated a semester early, with National Honors Society honors and Delta Sigma Theta Awards for Academics, Citizen/Leadership, Creativity/Arts and then enrolled in college before the rest of her graduating class.
Furthermore, she put herself through college (earning an AA and BFA), while owning and operating a dance studio, working as a preschool teacher, and taking on commissions for murals and paintings to support herself and her children. She continued to advance her professional design career with freelance work, in addition to her full-time position with the military, and enrolling in a MFA program for Web Design and New Media.
Julie and her family now live in the Midwest. Her art practice helps her heal trauma through transformation using color and self-expression. She hopes to help others do this as well, through classes and coaching.
Julie currently exhibits and sells her work online at www.JulieDavisVeach.com. She aims to create an awareness for the healing power of art and inspire other local artists to create and share art in the community as a way to connect and encourage unity for a brighter and more beautiful tomorrow!
Through her artwork, Julie supports various charities that promote social justice and equality for people and animals.
Today, I express resiliency through my art. Despite my traumas and challenges, I choose to use the creative process as an opportunity to heal and overcome them.
I decided to become a full-time artist in 2019 but have always been involved in artistic endeavors since childhood.
There is an overwhelming need for light and healing in the world today and I can’t ignore the voice that keeps reminding me “be the change you wish to see.” Art, for me, is a reminder of and a way to share my humanity, my purpose, my connection to all that is, and my power to choose how I want to feel and how I want to literally create my life and impact others. Art can do that!
I primarily use water-based media, including but not limited to acrylics, enamel, ink, crayons, and pencils to create my paintings, because of the versatility and freedom they provide. I explore arts’ healing potential and choose to express states of being that inspire self-reflection, joy, healing, gratitude, and connection. I love to create work that is intentional and feminine, visceral and sensual. I do this by balancing the presence of the artist hand and the elements of design at play.
Some of the great artists of our past such as Claude Monet (French impressionist Master), Joan Mitchell (American expressionist Master), Frida Khalo (Mexican surrealist artist known for her self-portraits, pain, passion, and bold vibrant colors) as well as Gustav Klimt (Austrian symbolist painter) are all inspirations for my process. I enjoy using thick lines of paint and bright strokes throughout my paintings.
In every painting, my objective is to use color as a tool for self-evaluation and healing and then to share this healing experience with the viewer. I want my work to be both confronting and comforting. My goal is to create art that provides the viewer with an intellectual, spiritual, and healing experience - to feel the promise of a brighter future, the power to choose their reality, despite their circumstances, and to connect through compassion. Be inspired, and then inspire others!
No matter how busy and chaotic life around me may feel, I can always return to art, for solace and reflection. My mental health requires me to do so- to stop what I’m doing and enjoy making art on a regular basis.
Art is the act of resilience. Together we can make a positive difference in our world- for ourselves and each other. This is why I paint and this is why I am an artist today.
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