Courtney is a talented artist who grew up in Baltimore, MD. She attended Hobart and William Smith colleges, graduating with a degree in American Studies. She then took a master’s program in Communication at Johns Hopkins University, which helped build her career prospects in marketing and communication. She held various leadership roles in sales before ultimately focusing on corporate communications for non-profit communications.
Courtney’s passion for art came as a coincidence. She hit writer’s block in 2019 when developing a corporate communication strategy for a client. Upon this, a friend advised her to work with watercolor, mixed media, and collages to get back on track. However, she was introduced to a new art world instead of getting inspired to write. She could now share stories using texture, color, and composition just as she does using words and letters.
She has since mastered using paint to share non-verbal experiences. She creates intriguing paintings to communicate and connect with her audience. Her paintings are non-figurative and abstract, with texture and chromatic relationships to convey various emotions. She’s always willing to try out different tones and mediums to convey specific emotions.
Like her unexpected turn to art, Courtney is never rigid with her work. Once she starts a project, she lets it take its own journey, leading to amazing and unbound outcomes. She’s only done with her work when the boundaries between 2D and 3D are blurred.
Her main source of inspiration is the universality of Nantucket’s light. She believes the island has an authentic light that has nothing to do with its buildings or terrain. She’s already done a number of art pieces to try to convey the island’s luminosity and aesthetics.
Courtney is an artist member of the Artists Association of Nantucket (AAN) and regularly showcases her pieces at the AAN gallery. With over a decade of experience, she’s increasingly mastered her art and remains one of the most sought-after artists in Nantucket. She currently resides in Baltimore with her husband and three children.