Courtney Salton Fine Art
Growing up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Courtney felt most at home with a paint brush in her hand. This love of art was complemented by lessons at the Reynolda House and Sawtooth Center for Visual Arts at a young age. Painting is a meditation for Courtney. When in flow, it is just her, the paint, brushes, and canvas (or paper). When she gets out of groove, she switches mediums to challenge herself and reignite the creative fuel. She is constantly evolving, but her style is described as an "aggressive impressionism" with bold yet loose strokes that are full of texture. The viewer is engaged as they bounce their eyes around the canvas thus experiencing all aspects of the work. The forms are often suggested and inviting the viewer to look further into the the piece. Courtney continues to explore the application of paint and its beauty using contrasting colors to evoke vibrancy and interest in her current creations. Photograph of the artist courtesy of Aneris Photography.