Courtney Cotton is currently working in Houston, Texas and also maintains a studio in Denver, Colorado. She studied art and architecture at the University of South Carolina, Rhode Island School of Design and Queens College.
An artist who is unafraid to express herself and her zest for people and life she draws on influences and inspirations from her travels and experiences, putting them into her art effortlessly. It is no wonder she says, "I have more than one visual voice and some find it hard to define or categorize my style." Sometimes her work is thematic and often she has the impulse to create something without representing anything. Some of her favorite pieces just came about from the act of playing with paint and paper, "I consciously react with the medium, the activity of creating is paramount, and therefore the results happen automatically with the unconscious influence of experiences and emotions." Her latest accomplishment was attending Anderson Ranch Arts Center this summer.
As more private collectors and businesses continue to support her art Cotton is garnering the discipline and confidence it takes to become a prolific artist.
Photo Credit: Kelly Shroads, Colorado Ballet Show 2015