“On our trips, my dad would photograph the landscape, some old rusty truck in the middle of a field or a storefront that he found interesting,” she said. “When we returned home, each fall and winter he would paint the images he found most inspiring.
“The process of converting a photograph to a painting goes far beyond tracing the lines of an image,” Courier said. “It is capturing the essence of that place that makes it a work of art.”
Courier considers herself a realist and impressionistic painter. Bouncing between the two, she loves to create visible brushstrokes and textures that allow two different ways to enjoy the painting. Up close, they are impressionistic; from a distance, they are very realistic.