Courtney Khail- photo by Justin HackworthFormally trained artist Courtney Khail is the founder and artist of courtney khail watercolors. With a BFA in Scientific Illustration from the University of Georgia, Courtney’s passion for nature and exploration is evident throughout her work.

By combining watercolors with graphic line work, her paintings find balance between the technical and the playful. That balance results in unique, eye catching paintings with strong scientific influences.

Available for purchase online, Courtney’s paintings, stationery, and invitations have been shared in various publications such as C MagazineBRIDES Magazine, and Southern Living Magazine, as well as on a variety of websites including Oh So Beautiful Paper, Style Me Pretty, and the now defunct Daily Candy. (To see a complete list, please click the “Press” tab.)


Growing up, I was always drawing or painting. When I was ten, I was accepted to a fine arts magnet school where I studied until high school graduation. I am incredibly fortunate for that experience, not only because it allowed me to recognize and nurture my passion for art at a very young age, but also because the creative environment stressed discipline and self discovery- two characteristics that have proven invaluable. (Because of my experience, I am a firm believer in the importance of fine art programs in our schools.) When I went away to college, I decided to study scientific illustration in order to combine both my passion for painting and my love of nature and science. (Confession, I’m a total science nerd. I even met my husband in a dissection lab! Romantic, right?) Today, I continue to intertwine those loves in both my professional and personal works. Always seeking to discover and share new inspiration, I hope my work brings you as much joy as it brings me!

Courtney lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband, Jordan, and their black lab, Bella. When she isn’t painting, she enjoys being in nature and can usually be found hiking, camping, or kayaking.

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