I'm Dare Coulter, and I'm an artist.
For the last few years I have been working very hard to build the type of life that centers around my passion, and that passion is art. When I imagine what I'm doing in my future, I see myself creating murals and monumental sculptures all over the world. My objective is to create works that cut directly to the core of the human experience; which means art that facilitates conversations about healing, feeling, celebration, or all three depending on the piece! Thank you for caring about that mission and the work that I'm creating within it. My main categories of work are:
The Plato to my Aristotle is my mentor and dear friend Holly Fischer. She absolutely changed the course of my life when I began sculpting in her course during my junior year of college. The way that I felt when I created my first piece in clay told me that I had to sculpt for the rest of my life. In my opinion my sculptures are the most important thing that I create. While I'm only a few years into my lifelong sculpting journey, click the button below to see what I've been sculpting since the days in Holly's classroom.
When I was younger I was really into making big works of art--as an adult, that hasn't changed one bit! Since I realized that I could create work quickly, big pieces that a lot of people can see seemed like a natural next step. I got my first permanent outdoor mural in June of 2017, and I have so much more planned for this year. If you have a wall for me, please reach out in the "walls" section of the How You Can Help page! But, check out more of my murals by clicking the button below.
Paintings and Drawings
I'm an artist, through and through. Paintings and drawings were where things started for me--and truth be told, murals are just huge paintings! I create lots of smaller works, especially since starting with illustrating children's books. At this point I haven't ventured into oils, and my paintings are generally spraypaint and acrylic paint. My favorite drawing medium is a blue ballpoint bic pen; charcoal is a close second.
Hate will not win.
Last June I collaborated with the ACLU of North Carolina and Raleigh Murals Project to paint the #DareToDissent mural. Yesterday that mural was defaced. And today, I am back on my feet and I have a plan!