Women who inspire: Artist Courtney Khail

CK wedding designs Collage

Building on yesterday’s post, which seems to have resonated with so many blog friends, I’m excited to introduce you to Courtney Khail and her beautiful watercolor creations. She’s one of those treasured connections I made through blogging. We met at Alt last year and became fast friends over little more than 24 hours and several glasses of bubbly. Not only is she a salt-of-the earth kind of gal (who just happens to rock the most amazing vintage gowns you have ever seen, thanks to a very chic grandmother) she’s also a gifted artist.

Courtney is expanding her custom wedding invitation business to include custom paintings. You guys, she took an iPhone snappy I took of a bouquet from my cutting garden last spring and gifted me with an original painting. See below: my photo and my painting. I love her interpretation so much. She captured the joy my tiny plant babies provide and reminds me to keep tending to the soil even when the sweet peas have dried up and the rose bushes are cut back. It’s my daily does of garden inspiration.

Courtney Khail paintings Collage

I love the idea of gifting original art and small watercolors are an affordable way to do just that. Check out Courtney’s pricing on custom pieces. If I had any soon-to-be brides in my life I would jump on gifting a custom painting as a way to immortalize the bride’s bouquet. I’m also thinking that my mom would appreciate a painting of her beloved roses and forget-me-notes for Mother’s Day. And I’m personally loving this blood orange painting since I just recently made the plunge and added it to my mini citrus “grove”. She also makes custom cards which would make an extra special handmade gift.

P.S. Courtney was one of my “Creative Crushes” last year. You can read more about the things and places that inspire her here.


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  • melissa

    i love courtney…she knows this, you know this, heck, i’ll shout it from the colorado mountaintops {when i visit her!}!!! she is a true gem with amazing talent!

  • http://torriesessions.blogspot.com/ Torrie @ a place to share…

    i’m in love with her images. especially that last one (for obvious reasons :)). (off to take a deeper look…)

  • Courtney K

    You are such an amazing friend, Estelle, and have such a special place in my heart. I was just talking to Jordan today over lunch about how much I owe to my amazing friends (and how weird it always sounds to me to say I met y’all at a blogging thing because you all are so much more than that) and YOU are definitely one of those friends. I know I’ve said it before, but your support means so much to me. Thanks for being in my corner :)

  • Kimberly Taylor

    Courtney is one of those rare friends that, from the minute you meet them you feel like you have known them forever. I’m so happy you shared her art and your friendship~ x

  • meganbrowne

    beautiful watercolours