Born and raised in California, Courtney now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She is devoted to integrating the diverse influences in her life, seeking to open herself to a larger context, and connecting with a primal experience. Through the creative process, she strives to evoke a similar experience for the viewer, making thoughtful and meaningful connections come into focus. Courtney takes on each project with innate sensation and connection to craft her mission, creating an effortless sense that each stroke belongs on its surface, yet calls the viewer to return with her to a sense of what is within.
Courtney’s latest series: 'Where do you go?' presents her affinity for contrasting the simplicity of the line against abstract forms. For Courtney, life has a patterned nature of ebb and flow, she is drawn to exploring the effect of presenting contrasting relationships of ambiguous abstractions and the female form against one another––shaping and imbuing each with a new presence. Courtney's deliberate approach exhibits her enthusiasm of investigating the profoundly uncharted waters of mental health. The titles of these works illustrate places and experiences along the artist's path that have provided a sense of ground. Aspects of her experience are present in each stroke and line, stemming from a deep intuition and trust connecting mind and body, heart and soul.
Q: WHAT FEELINGS OR EMOTIONS DO YOU HOPE TO EVOKE FROM OTHERS WITH YOUR WORK?
A: I hope my work inspires peace and introspection within the viewer. And love.
Q: HOW HAS WORKING IN FASHION INFLUENCED YOUR ART?
A: To be frank, it is actually the other way around- my love for art has influenced my career in fashion in many ways. I am constantly inspired by the way colors, shapes, and textures present themselves in our world, and working in fashion allows me to exercise that muscle beyond my typical format of brush to canvas by painting a picture with clothing.
Q: DO YOU FIND A CORRELATION BETWEEN MEDITATION AND ART?
A: Absolutely. Making art is my meditation. The freedom of the canvas has always been a cathartic space for me to process.