Courtney Canova | PORTFOLIO

Encouraged to draw and paint as a child, I was fascinated with art and, more specifically, the idea of its process from a very early age. Over the years, working as a mural artist, fine artist, illustrator, graphic designer, and recently as a fine arts photographer and college professor, I have been able to draw upon skills learned in one medium to enhance the others. I approach projects first as a study of the elements or characters that will be portrayed through the work. I am a life-long student of history, particularly Florida history, and much of my work emphasizes historic components. Studying the project, as well as the subject, working on a visual solution, and then executing the final idea are the elements that I incorporate into a work of art. My work, in all mediums, is created with the ultimate objective of telling a story – giving voice to a visual image. Most of the time, the work is a montage of images that carry out a single idea. Commercial and fine art share the common impetus, which is to identify a need – what affects people – and excite and entice the consumer or patron through visual representation. I am particularly drawn to large-scale work because it has the ability to put the viewer into the action or event.

Courtney Canova | PORTFOLIO

Courtney Canova | PORTFOLIO

Courtney Canova | PORTFOLIO

Courtney Canova | PORTFOLIO

Courtney Canova | PORTFOLIO

Award winning street booth for showing paintings in area Arts Festivals.Courtney Canova | PORTFOLIO

Digital layout for a mural design. I’m not sure how many images I put into the layout of it but I can easily say it was many.Courtney Canova | PORTFOLIO

After the layout was created I went back to a photo of the wall and placed it into the image to show what the image would look like if the mural had been painted on to the wall.Courtney Canova | PORTFOLIO

Photoshop layout concept of the mural as if it had been painted on to the wall. Courtney Canova | PORTFOLIO

Oviedo Mall store window.

Overall illustration for the store front window.Courtney Canova | PORTFOLIO

Digital painting attached to the existing window. Courtney Canova | PORTFOLIO

Detail image of the digital painting done for the mall window.

Courtney Canova | PORTFOLIO

Digital painting.

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Courtney Canova | PORTFOLIO | Orlando Graphic Design

Digital montage of four different images on the left to create a collage of images that flow together as one.Courtney Canova | PORTFOLIO

Final images put together into one montage.Courtney Canova | PORTFOLIO | Orlando Graphic Design

Another example of montaging three images into one. The jug was is dropped into a sky background with a texture added to the entire composition.Courtney Canova | PORTFOLIO | Orlando Graphic Design

Final images of the jug on a sky background.Courtney Canova | PORTFOLIO | Orlando Graphic Design

Digital image is created with a Wacom tablet

Courtney Canova | PORTFOLIO | Orlando Graphic Design

Courtney Canova | PORTFOLIO | Orlando Graphic Design

A painting done on a 4’x6′ canvas.

 

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