I just can’t afford you.

Have you heard that one before? Being an artist, at times potential customers/clients who want a custom painting will say this. Well…….I actually could charge more than what I am currently!

People don’t realize how much time goes into a painting. It’s not like I bang it out in 2 hours. I spend a few week to a month on a custom piece. And at times could be even more time. So that 400.00 order may take me 8 to 12 hours to do. So when you break it down per hour, it’s not that much! That 150.00 piece could take me the same amount of time as a more pricey larger piece………….

Your getting something that is custom. Made just for you. One of a kind piece. I think the value is for sure in that!!!

Published by Janice Serilla Art and Design

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 2009, 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

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