About

Mix a love for the sea and a love for watercolors and you have Sketches by the Sea. 

When I was little my dad would often take me fishing out on the San Francisco Bay, and I hated it. But as an adult I kept finding myself drawn to marinas, beaches and pretty boats  up and down the Pacific coast. Of course everywhere I went the watercolors came too. Sketches by the Sea is born out of my need to keep painting boats, beaches, waves and silly sea creatures. 

Sketches by the Sea started when I was headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area. My other half has converted me to a Pacific Northwesterner and a sailor; we and our pittie mutt live in Seattle on a sailboat. 

Ahoy and cheers, Marisa