Kris Courtney, United States Member Since November 2011 Artist Statement American Artist & Author Kris Allen Courtney, drawn to benevolence and disability awareness by his own personal experience. An artist in spirit and gift, Courtney is dedicated to service and participation beyond disabilities. His canvas derives from images that move him to allow freedom of spirit in both paint and words.
Free Expression is the theme behind most of artistic efforts. As my artistry leans towards a Primitive Literalism (Avant-garde), the heart and mind continue to expand in color expressionism that allows my spirit and soul comfort.
For additional information: After years of knowing the story had to be, Norma Jean’s Sun is a memoir of the life presented. Whether from the struggle as a child born into years of surgical intervention and a ensuing lifelong struggle with drugs and alcohol addiction. This moving tale reveals not only the struggle and heartrending elements of generational lives “gone wrong,” but also the love and growth of a human being overcoming the odds and determined to find a way to live life to the fullest. The story painfully reflective yet ultimately hopeful, a story told through the eyes of a boy who believes he has been mistakenly born into the world and a man who conquers physical and emotional injustice--and thrives. This energy opens Kris to the strife and parallel beauty of the real color of life surrounding us all.