Artist Statement

FYI!!!!

So I am NOT doing Open Studios 2022. I have been very busy working on artwork that I was commissioned to create for the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter located at 1001 Rodriguez St, Santa Cruz, CA 95062 Open 7 days a week (closed for holidays) Hours 10am to 6pm.

You may go to the shelter at your convenience and view the murals and all the artwork I created in their new addition! Please pop by and check it out! Also check out all the cutie pie animals that are up for adoption there!

WEBSITE LINK TO PURCHASE ART AND ART PRODUCTS https://www.janiceserilla.com/

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!)

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Art prints

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Art on products

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Art on clothing, pillows and totes

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

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Art T shirts

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Location

santa Cruz california

Phone
8313253905
Email
mackerilla@gmail.com
Website
https://www.janiceserilla.com/
Shop here
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