Frank M. Serrano
Contemporary landscape artist,
Frank M. Serrano was born in Los Angeles on November 29, 1967.
He developed an early interest in art and nature, studying throughout
his school days, but is largely self-taught. His natural talent
eventually gained him a lucrative career as a freelance commercial
artist. After his success in the commercial sector, in the early
1990s Serrano decided to pursue his passion for traditional oil
painting and has since developed a strong following of admirers,
both nationally and internationally.
Serrano, an avid outdoorsman,
is recognized for his keen sense of atmospheric observation and
ability to spontaneously interpret his personal connection with
nature onto canvas. In 2003 he completed writing and illustrating
the book, Plein Air Painting in Oil, published by the Walter
Foster Company, which serves as a handbook to budding plein air
artists and collectors of this genre of landscape painting. He
has also served as plein air painting consultant for Walt Disney
Studios and has taught at the Disney Academy in Burbank, California.
Serrano travels widely throughout
North America painting scenes from the desert southwest to the
beautiful far reaches of the Alaskan wilderness. A hallmark of
Serranos work is his unique talent for capturing the hazy
atmospheric mood characteristic of the west.
Painting on location enriches
my life... and the paintings do not exist as mere pictures, but
as a journal through which I can express all my senses.
Although the majority of Serranos painting is done on location
a la prima, he also works in his studio creating larger paintings
from his outdoor field sketches. He believes the only way to
learn to paint is from life.
Frank M. Serrano is an Artist
Member of the California Art Club.