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, SECCA, and Sawtooth Center for Visual Arts at a young age. Her life then followed the traditional path graduating from Saint Mary’s High School, then College of Charleston with a BS in Psychology. Shortly after graduation, Courtney met her husband, a native to Charlotte. She currently runs Courtney Salton Fine Art from her third floor studio. She loves being surrounded by their two beautiful girls and three dogs while living out her dream to paint.
Painting is a meditation for Courtney. When in flow, it is just her, the paint, brushes, and canvas (or paper). As her work evolves over time, she is consistent in what her mentor, Andy Braitman, describes as “aggressive impressionism” with bold yet loose brush strokes full of texture. Courtney embraces the essence of the memory or moment focusing more on color and texture often suggesting the forms inviting the viewer to look further into her oil pieces. Exploring the application of paint and its beauty using contrasting colors to create vibrancy and evoking further interest continues to be Courtney’s focus in her current creations!