Abstract expressionist artist Courtney Jacobs uses paint as a medium of meditation, finding allure in the unexpected. "I find the harmony in seemingly contradictory visual ideas both beautiful and exciting," says Courtney. Her work embodies a personal language shaped through the use of color, composition, and action. She channels glossolalia—the vocalizing of speech-like but unintelligible utterances, especially in religious practices—and creates the visual equivalent through her work. She invents her titles as part of her painting process, and are meant to be spoken aloud by the viewer. She completed her BA in English in 2000 and pursued advanced studies at the Academy of Art University, where she received a Master of Fine Arts in Painting. Courtney enjoys listening to music while playing with different color combinations in her garage, which serves as her home studio. When she's not painting, Courtney indulges in her musical talents, which include singing, piano, and guitar playing. She also finds pleasure in reading, writing, and dancing.
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I love your work; your use of color, and color choices. The feel of your paintings, too - definitely something I am connecting with.- G Tugan
"Peaceful, yet playful..." What a great description of a cool piece. Thank you for creating and sharing.- Patrick