Serafin | Studio
I'll return to a location frequently to sketch or study a view at various times of day to capture the perfect light— the inspiration for a painting or a series of paintings created in the studio. While each work begins as a study of an actual place, the final painting combines my interpretation of the original elements with the process of painting. As the creative process unfolds, the place becomes less important than the feeling evoked, the play of color, and brushstrokes that create the surface on the canvas.
—Priscilla Serafin

Priscilla Serafin, an oil painter who is inspired by the natural landscape, focuses on the light, water and coastal marshes surrounding the North Shore of Massachusetts. Working in oil, she begins on location to capture asense of light and then further explores the line between abstraction and representation in her studio. She earned her Bachelors of Fine Arts from West Virginia University in 1984 and in 1986 completed her Masters of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Yale University. As an artist-in-residence at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont she has studied with Wolf Kahn, and Suzanne Coffey. Her award-winning work has been featured at the Ipswich Museum and is regularly exhibited in shows on the North Shore.