Marc Dalessio is a classically-trained naturalistic painter.
He first studied at the University of California where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a BA in Fine Art. He then moved to Florence, Italy and apprenticed as a portraitist under Charles Cecil at his atelier. After receiving a full scholarship, Marc taught portraiture and landscape painting at the school. He later taught landscape painting for the Florence Academy of Art.
Currently Marc works as a professional landscape painter and travels for much of the year. Recent painting expeditions have included South Africa, Maine, France, Russia, Ireland, England and Wales. His works are in private collections worldwide.