Artist Statement

I am going to have an Art SALE this coming Saturday, Dec 4th 2021 in my driveway!
From 11am to 3 pm  207 Younglove ave. Santa Cruz, CA 95060
I have my Chicken tote bags and tee's, a few of my hand bleached chicken art t shirts left, Art prints, stickers, art cards and some original artwork which I am dropping prices on.
Mark your calendars and POP by if you can!!!




About the Artist.

I have been artistic in one way or another all my life. Growing up in a creative family fueled my desire towards being an artist.

I moved to Santa Cruz, CA from Detroit, MI in 1999, I needed a creative outlet and started volunteering at a local Clay Studio where I created many hand built ceramic vessels and fun sculptures. From there, I stumbled into sewing and started a handbag line under the name Mackerilla Design. After many years of sewing my bag designs, (which I currently still sell sewing patterns of my designs on ETSY and through a few online retailers) I wanted to get back to being an artist and started painting in 2014.

Since I am passionate about animals and volunteer for rescues, painting dogs and cats in acrylic paint on canvas would be my subjects of choice! But I do love to paint all other living creatures as well as a few humans here and there!

My approach is to capture the animal’s essence through the look in their eyes. To show their vulnerability and love for their humans.

I truly love painting and have so many ideas continuously swirling in my head! I feel I am still learning and growing. I am looking forward to my future to see my progression as being an artist.

-Janice Serilla

QUOTE – “Your farm animal paintings will historically be known as your farm animal period just like Picasso had his blue period. There is something captured in your Chickens/Roosters that transcends it out of the feel of the farm, to the stature of Mona Lisa. You give the birds dignity. – James Serilla (my Uncle!)


Art prints

Art on products

Art on clothing, pillows and totes

Art on bags, Face Masks, Framed Prints and more!

Art T shirts


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