Welcome to Courtney Marchesi Art!  As you can see, I have quite an affinity for the ocean.  It’s beauty and mystery are a huge inspiration to me.  The delicate fragility yet fiercely powerful waters stir a creativity in me that I can only explain with a brush in hand.

Most of my work consists of acrylic paintings showcasing  aquatic life on wood.  Most of the wood I paint on is reclaimed or found pieces that are locally sourced near my hometown of Philomath, Oregon.

More recently, I have added watercolor-style coffee paintings to my repertoire.  The idea of combining my love for the sea and my love for a good cup of coffee seemed like an obvious decision.  It has been a fun, new concept for me that I am still experimenting with and developing.


Coffee turtle in process
Lionfish on wood
Coffee octopus



I have been an artist all my life.  Growing up, I was always drawing, painting, doodling.  It was and is my escape, my zen if you will.  And my subjects have always leaned toward nature, usually animals.  I have always loved animals and surround myself with them.  I hardly can recall a time in my life when I didn’t have a least one companion animal in my home.  Prior to expanding my career as an artist, I worked several years in the veterinary field as an assistant, then becoming a licensed technician.  Combining my love for companion animals and art, I also have a passion for painting Pet Portraits.  It is very different from my ocean inspired art, but equally as enjoyable to me.



Please contact me with inquiries or to request a  commission.  I look forward to hearing from you!