Artist Statement

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!)

SHOP PRINTS & ART PRODUCTS:

Art prints

https://www.artmajeur.com/janice-serilla

Art on products

https://www.etsy.com/shop/JaniceSerillaartist

Art on clothing, pillows and totes

https://www.legaleriste.com/en/janice.serilla

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

https://www.contrado.com/stores/janice-serilla-art

Art T shirts

https://www.zazzle.com/store/mackerilla

Location

santa Cruz california

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