Atlanta contemporary artist Courtney Khail

courtney khail watercolors is a full service art studio offering one-of-a-kind original paintings, custom watercolor wedding invitations, and fine stationery for the modern traditionalist

About Courtney

Formally trained artist Courtney Khail is the founder and artist of courtney khail watercolors. 

Born in Augusta, Georgia, Courtney studied visual arts at John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School for eight years before going onto receive her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Scientific Illustration from The University of Georgia's Lamar Dodd School of Art. 

Inspired by her love of paper and design, Courtney launched her fine art invitation and stationery company in 2009. While she still accepts a select number of commissioned wedding orders per year, in 2013 she made the decision to return to the studio to paint full time.

Available for purchase both online and in stores, Courtney’s paintings, stationery, and invitations have been shared in various publications such as Southern Living Magazine, Jezebel Magazine, and BRIDES Magazine, as well as on various websites including Oh So Beautiful Paper, Style Me Pretty, and The Food Network. (To see a complete list, please see the “Press” tab.)

Courtney currently lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia.


About the Work

Influenced by my Southern upbringing, my work explores the complexities of femininity as expressed through nature.

Combining traditional subject matter with contemporary compositions, vibrant colors and dynamic line work, I strive to display a balance among the dualities– creating paintings that are at once both delicate and fragile, while simultaneously brazen and bold.

From afar, my works appear to consist simply of vibrantly painted botanicals. Upon closer look though, their true depth is fully revealed. Utilizing dynamic linework, I encourage the viewer's gaze to slow – guiding them throughout the painting so they may fully experience the nuances and complexities that first impressions (both in art and in life) so often miss.


Selected Exhibitions

2016   First Friday "Meet the Artist" exhibit
                    West Elm, Atlanta, Georgia

2015   Art of the 45
                    King Plow Arts Center, Atlanta, Georgia

courtney khail watercolors pop up show
         West Elm, Atlanta, Georgia

Fall Curated Show
          200 Mill, Marietta, Georgia

Celebrating Cortona; Images Inspired by Italy
          Decatur ArtHouse, Decatur, Georgia

2014  New Trends Juried Show
                    Point Gallery, Denver, Colorado

Colorado Watercolor Society Exhibition
          The Community Creative Center, Fort Collins, Colorado

2007  Scientific Illustration Dual Artist Exit Show
                    Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

Scientific and Medical Illustration Student Exhibition
          Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
          Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia

2006    La Mostra
                    Palazzo Vagnotti, Cortona, Italy