An artist at heart since childhood, Courtney Gaynier fell in love with painting while studying abroad in college. She had the privilege of attending a summer program in Florence, Italy, watercoloring her way across Tuscany. In 2006, she earned her BFA in Graphic Design and worked professionally for 10 years as a publication designer and art director in New York City and Boston.
Eventually settling on Cape Cod with her husband and son, Courtney found her true passion again. Inspired by the ocean and surroundings, she seeks out soft pastels and free-flowing textures in both her seascapes and abstract pieces.
Living on the coast is Courtney's inspiration for her work. "I like to think of my paintings as love letters to the sea,” she explains. When creating the rug for her living room, the focus was on serene, coastal vibes. Courtney loves to layer textures and patterns with colors that evoke a feeling of calm. This traditional style oushak features sea tones of navy blue, periwinkle, light pink, light green, and white.