Bay Area artist, Courtney Jacobs, received her MFA from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She has shown her work in several locations, including the Cornell Fine Arts Museum in Winter Park, FL; Studio Seven Arts in Pleasanton, CA; Dennis Rae Fine Art in San Francisco, CA; and Avran Art and Design in Laguna Beach, CA. Her works have been purchased by many independent collectors, and she has been published in both “The Source”, and “Discover Livermore.” She has won several awards, including Best In Show at Abstract Exposure.com.
Zimstramaloo © Courtney Jacobs
My paintings represent a personal language created through the use of color, texture, composition, and action. By pushing, scraping, dripping, and throwing the paint I create a visual history of my own response to these complex, chaotic elements. It is an active process, intermingling various elements (line, splatter, drip, brushstroke, and squiggle) into one final composition.
Winzeedee © Courtney Jacobs
Zaxadee © Courtney Jacobs
Strumleedee © Courtney Jacobs
Zimstramalee © Courtney Jacobs
As I paint I forever seek the balance between negative/positive, lost/found, light/dark, thin/thick. For every “yin”, I search for the “yang”. I juxtapose great sweeping gestures against calm breathing spaces. Every splatter, gesture, and stroke is planned in terms of how it will affect the overall whole and where it can be mirrored elsewhere. I find this harmony of seemingly contradictory visual ideas both beautiful and exciting. The titles have been invented as a part of this process and are meant to be spoken aloud by the viewer.
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