Born in 1971, Scott grew up in South Florida, where he discovered his love of drawing. As a
young boy, he recreated drawings from comic books he read.  His interest in art continued
throughout high school.  After graduating from high school, Scott enlisted in the United States
Marine Corps.  His drawing was put on hold for four years.

During college, at Florida State University, he took a drawing class and rediscovered his
interest in art. Scott majored in Graphic Design, and took painting classes and workshops
to fulfill his credit requirement for a bachelors degree.  This sparked a passion for oil painting,
and a desire to learn more.  Scott took an art history class on 17th century Dutch painters.  Scott
recalls, “I saw Frans Hals' work and became enamored."  This led him to a study of
Dutch painters and French Impressionism.  Representational Impressionism would become the
foundation upon which Scott’s painting was built.

After college, he worked as a graphic artist during the day, studying oil painting during  evenings
and weekends.  He read all the books he could find about oil painting, and visited museums and
galleries to study art in person.

Scott worked three years in the Texas oil field.  Working outside and
admiring the Texas landscape has enabled Scott to now concentrate on plein air painting. 

Purpose:

My goal is to create oil paintings that are a direct interpretation of life before me. There is an
ideal (painted) form to what we see.  I wish to recreate that ideal form on my canvas.  This idea
relies on seeing correct shapes, value, temperature, and edges.  

Affiliations:

American Impressionist Society
Oil Painters of America
Coppini Academy of Fine Art

Shows:

American Impressionist Society - Small Works Show, Mar 2017
 

Two Ten Fine Art - A Painting’s a Painting, No Matter How Small, Dec 2016

Oil Painters of America - Salon Show Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils, Oct 2016

Coppini - "America The Beautiful" at the Plaza Club, Aug 2016
Richardson Civic Art Society – 50th Annual Regional Art Exhibition and Sale, May 2016


Coppini Members Open House and Art Show, Oct 2015
River's Edge Gallery Fall Show, Oct 2015
Richardson Civic Art Society – 49th Annual Regional Art Exhibition and Sale, May 2015 - 1st Place
Coppini Paint the Town Uvalde, Apr 2015
Inspire'd Fine Art Galla and Fundraiser, Mar 2015- 3rd Place  

Coppini Members Juried Art Show,  Oct 2014 - Greenhouse Fine Art
Artist of the Month, July 2014 - Coppini Academy of Fine Art
Coppini Paint the Town Karnes City, Apr 2014
Salon International, Mar 2014 - Greenhouse Fine Art

Coppini All Art Great and Small, Nov 2013
Coppini Members Juried Art Show, Oct 2013 - Greenhouse Fine Art

Coppini Members Juried Art Show, Oct 2012

NBAL  Artoberfest, Oct 2011
Artist of the Month, Oct 2011 - New Braunfels Art League
NBAL Texas Show, July 2011
Coppini Faculty Show, July 2011
NBAL Magic of Music,  Mar 2011- 3rd Place

Coppini Holiday Small Works Show, Nov 2010
NBAL Holiday Small Works Show, Nov 2010 - Honorable Mention
NBAL  Artoberfest, Oct 2010 - 2nd Place

© Scott Serafica 2019

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