Raised in small town West Virginia, Courtney Chidester developed a love for nature and a need to recreate familiar faces early on. She enjoys working with acrylic and oil paints, as well as experimenting with new materials.

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Courtney and her fiancé Sheldon.

Courtney is a West Virginia Wesleyan College Alumni, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Fine Art.  She has been published in the Vandalia multiple times and has displayed her work in many group exhibitions including the Strawberry Festival Juried Art Show, Buckhannon Upshur Camera Club Photography Contest, the Annie Merner Pfeiffer Library Art Exhibition, and Emerge: A Selection of the Best & Brightest West Virginia Artist Students & Graduates.

Courtney works as a server, is training as a substitute teacher, is the coordinator and director of the Main Street Arts Festival in Buckhannon WV, and a board member at Artistry on Main.

Contact: CourtneyChidester@gmail.com