Courtney Kolker is a dynamic, self-taught artist based in Washington, D.C. Known for her vibrant use of color in the abstract, Kolker works in acrylics on canvas, and at times, incorporates sand and glitter varieties. Kolker uses palette knife, poly foam brushes, and her hands. Kolker’s artwork explores the ability of color to arrange and illustrate her perspective of a particular moment. “I think in color palettes. When I think about a memory or see an image, the subject matter itself fades away as certain color arrangements immediately begin to surface. They become the subject matter and the need to bring them to life, somehow together, is instant. The palettes express the mood of my reality and I try to capture that feeling with each work, as color evokes varying and vivid emotions in all of us.