What is now one of my greatest passions all began in 2006 by accident. A family friend had gifted me with a sketchbook, and being someone who doesn’t like to waste anything, I figured I should start drawing in it. I had no idea what I was doing and had no goal in mind. I began drawing with pencil because it seemed like the most simple place to start, and I drew portraits as I was fascinated with the human face. If you had told me in 2006 that I would later create art for my career, I would have told you that you were crazy.
My love and craving for art only grew more with time. I could no longer settle for just pencil, but explored everything I could get my hands on: pen, charcoal, watercolor, pastel, acrylic, and oil. I also began to explore more subjects, as I wanted to incorporate the things I loved most into my work. I found that taking inspiration from my greatest love - nature and the outdoors - made me the most passionate and excited about creating.
Living in Montana has a huge impact on my artwork. I believe that I live in one of the most beautiful places in the world, and I feel lucky to be surrounded by the land and animals that have so much to give. People often ask how I gather ideas for new pieces, and one thing is for sure: those ideas are never found at my art desk. My inspiration is always gathered and cultivated while I’m exploring nature. I am moved by the beauty of the outdoors, and that moves me to keep making.
Note taking is the key element for my creative process. I carry a notebook with me every time I go out into nature - my cherished and worn little leather one - so that I can make note of what I see, feel, and experience there. It is in the stillness and quiet of the wilderness that I can think the most clearly, and my most raw ideas come to life. Paying attention to the wide landscapes all the way down to the smallest flower gives me perspective.
Through my art, I hope to share even the most simple glimpses into the places that bring me such happiness, and I want to inspire others to find the places that make them feel the same. I wish to share a sense of adventure, curiosity, and joy for life.
Shop Courtney Pomeroy Art HERE. In addition to donating 10% of sales to Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter, we will be giving away a free Circle Mountain Necklace with a purchase of any of Courtney's original drawings or paintings during the month of February.