The work of Kevin Delaney
Courtney is dramatic in its imagination. Every square inch
of each piece seems to scream out for further attention
and interpretation as each new viewing reveals something
fresh and previously unnoticed. Courtney sees his art as
a doorway to what is essentially an infinite space within,
and while escapism is definitely a factor in his work, his
themes are also tools for analyzing the real world, offering
us an opportunity to consider our existence with both its
flaws and values.
Courtney uses the method of stippling to
create his images. Stippling is the technique of using small
dots to make an image, simulating varying degrees of light
and shadow, tricking the eye into seeing solidity, shading
and light. Each piece takes anywhere from a month to several
years to complete. While the term "pointillism"
is sometimes used to describe stippling, pointillism is
normally used when the artist is using paints. This artist
uses technical pens, a variety of ink types, and occasionally
masks an area out for watercolor or ink under-painting to
add depth and density to the piece.