Dan Junot, Artist Business Card

Dan Junot Thibodaux Louisiana Artist      Dan Junot is a true renaissance man.  Born on a kitchen table in Houma, Louisiana during WWII, he has enjoyed full time careers as a newspaper ad-copy designer; a feature writer and photographer; a shipment's manager for a trucking company; and as a member of the military/security police in the U. S. Air Force -- where he was the classical vocalist winner in the 1964 USAF World-Wide Talent Show. Later, his success as a school music teacher and choral director at the elementary and secondary levels, secured his placement as Director of Choral Activities and Head Vocal Instructor at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux.
     Dan left teaching to complete his Masters in Vocal Music Performance at Loyola University in New Orleans in 1985 -- where he soloed with the New Orleans Symphony Orchestra and Chorus on numerous occasions. He has received many awards for his stage performances, singing title roles in such musicals as Man of La Mancha, and The King & I.
      While studying at Loyola, he worked as Director of Counseling at Archbishop Shaw High School. Soon after, he became a state Licensed Mental Health Professional with a concentration in sex-therapy, and worked as Clinical Director for the Sexual Life Center, a prominent male urological/sexual-dysfunction clinic in the New Orleans area. Later, he opened his own private practice at Lakeside Hospital In Metairie, Louisiana in mental health counseling. Dan continued his training and became a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, as well.   He has authored and published several books (some on self-help, sex-therapy) and one special book -- a biography of his Down Syndrome Daughter, Jackie.
    Dan, a natural-born, genuine Cajun (being of Acadian French ancestry by birth & a life-long resident of South Louisiana), is also a motivational speaker and a Cajun humorist. He has been frequently engaged for local clubs and organizations -- including the City of Thibodaux, itself.  As a paint-brush artist, his award-winning compositions reflect (sometimes humorously, sometimes dramatically) the Creole & Cajun-French heritage of Terrebonne & Lafourche Parishes. His subject matter includes the plants, animals, architecture & folk of his beloved bayou country.
    At 62, Dan retired to paint -- and has had three major solo-shows in the last five years.  His hobby is cooking and some say he could have--should have--been a chef, too. (Think gumbo.)  Currently Dan is researching and writing on two original plays, a  full-length movie script, and a novel -- in his "spare time!"
Aside from a one semester, basic design course with Orville Henchy at Northwestern State College in 1960, Dan has no formal training in art, and is almost entirely self-taught.  He started  drawing & painting at approximately age 10,  and almost immediately began winning ribbons in art exhibitions and contests.  His paintings hang in private collections from small Louisiana towns with quaint French names, to major US cities like Atlanta and Manhattan. He has studied the master painters in the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the Huntington Library and the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, the Houston Museum of Art, and the New Orleans Museum of Art.
     He paints in watercolor, casein (milk-based paint), and fixed guazzo (permanent gouache), egg tempera, pen & ink, acrylic, and oil, ink charcoal, as well as the old French school technique:  conté crayon.  Dan also does sculpture in Papier Mache.’    

     Dan is also the founder of Color Simulation Service an art reproduction company specializing in original art note cards and fine art Giclée prints.

     Dan Junot paints for pleasure only, placing onto his canvases subjects that prove to be of interest to him.  He will sometimes choose to create a painting for the purpose of challenging himself to master a new technique or to emulate a particular style. 
    Dan has painted numerous commissions - and is available for a limited number of commissioned paintings each year.  Should you wish to be in possession of any artwork displayed here, or if you wish to discuss a commissioned work with Dan, please contact the artist: danjunot@bellsouth.net

Partial Portfolio of Dan Junot's Body of Work:

Take Highway One South,
From Thibodaux to Grand Isle

Pre Hurricane Katrina Photographic Exhibition of significant scenic & historical markers along the final miles of Highway 1 as it winds its way down through South Louisiana to the Gulf of Mexico,

Sponsored & hosted by the National Park Service: Jean Lafitte National Park & Preserve

On a Hot Summer's Day at Laurel Valley

An Exhibition of Multi-Media paintings based on photographs taken by the artist in 1999.  Was on display from January 29th through March 31, 2004.  

Sponsored & hosted by the National Park Service: Jean Lafitte National Park & Preserve, Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center, Thibodaux, Louisiana.

Laissez les bon temps rouler
(Let the good times roll)

An art retrospective of Cajun life & culture
that was on display October through  November 2006

Sponsored by Terrebonne Historical & Cultural Society & Southdown Plantation House (The Terrebonne Museum) of Houma, Louisiana

Street Car New Orleans Canal St by Dan Junot Thibodaux Louisiana Artist

Dan's Latest General Collection Works

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