Artist

Courtney Jacobs
Livermore, California

Courtney Jacobs creates what she calls a “personal language” through her use of color, texture, composition and action. “If the painting inspires you, or sets a particular mood, or makes you feel free and playful, then I have accomplished my job,” she says. She enjoys listening to a wide variety of music while she paints, from Richard Wagner to Nine Inch Nails. The Abstract Expressionism movement and action painters greatly influenced her work. During her free time, she enjoys playing the piano and singing. She currently lives in California. Fun fact: she owns a trunk full of costumes.

Artist and Customer Comments


Courtney Jacobs 9/9/2015 | 12:31 PM

Thanks, T Blakely! I'm so glad you appreciate the work. :)

commentsLigamoopsy
T Blakely 9/5/2015 | 4:21 PM

This is gorgeous!

commentsVozybomps
krnhersh 9/15/2014 | 8:18 PM

I LOVE IT!!!! and love the way u talk about your gift.... thanks for sharing---- u did give me joy- to experience this conversation--- k

Courtney Jacobs 8/7/2014 | 11:39 AM

Hi G Tugan, thank you so much for your encouraging comment! It's great to hear my hours and hours of hard work can affect another person like that. I don't get that too much being stuck in a studio by myself for hours on end, so it's much appreciated. :)

G Tugan 8/6/2014 | 4:12 PM

I love your work; your use of color, and color choices. The feel of your paintings, too - definitely something I am connecting with.

commentsMaylopsy
Patrick 10/23/2013 | 8:04 PM

"... peaceful, yet playful..." What a great description of a cool piece. Thank you for creating and sharing.

commentsDynamic Duo
D Case purchased this artwork. 8/19/2009 | 8:51 AM

I luv it!!! Thx so much.

Courtney Jacobs 9/30/2008 | 4:02 PM

"visual Improvisations", a solo show of paintings by award winning Pleasanton artist, Courtney Jacobs will be on exhibit at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore, CA from October 30th through December 1st, 2008. Jacobs's non-figurative work, created in oil and acrylic, is an exploration of intuition through abstract painting. Artworks will be displayed for viewing and purchase. For more information, post your questions here.

Bruce 7/29/2008 | 5:12 PM

I like She Remained the Same, the second of the three you list. It's a classic pose with good reason, and very well executed. Beautiful. Your use of color--the off-grays, the variety of fleshtones, the greens--is interesting, coming out of the green/orange/purple complementary palette as they do.

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by COURTNEY JACOBS


Acrylic painting on wood
One-of-a-kind
Signed on back
2008

60" h x 36" w x 2" d
15 lbs. 0 oz.

$2,450


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This is a bright abstract painting using many textures and techniques.  Mediums used include crackle paste, clear tar gel, and gold metallic paint.  

This piece is on a cradled wood panel with finished dark purple edges. It comes varnished and ready to hang. 

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