Visitors to the Solana Beach City Hall Gallery will have the opportunity to enjoy unique pieces of artwork from regional artist Joshua Serafin through the beginning of January. Serafin, a native of California, utilizes a reverse oil on recycled glass approach to painting in which he depicts scenes of coastal living and local SoCal culture.
The month-long exhibit, which went on display at the gallery on December 2nd, will run until January 2nd. A reception will be held with the artist on December 12th from 5-8 p.m. and is open to city residents and collectors and fans of Serafin's unique style of art.
Joshua Serafin has been creating scenes of coastal living on his recycled glass canvases for 13 years, and has been selling his pieces in North County since 2002. Art lovers from all over the southern part of the state have been receptive of his Impressionist works over the past decade with his work spread throughout California and beyond. Both Los Angeles and San Diego counties have purchased pieces from the artist, and San Diego State University commissioned an 11' x 6 ½' project in 2012.
Serafin spent his childhood in the oceanfront town of Huntington Beach where he developed a love and respect for the sand, the sea and all of the other aspects of life by the seashore which provide the region with its unique atmosphere and sense of character. After high school, Serafin attended California State University, Long Beach, where he earned a bachelor's degree in art with his primary focus on painting. Before settling into his uniquely creative style, he became known in the world of photography by creating a popular montage of every California sunset in 1999.
Art enthusiasts can visit the Solana Beach City Hall Gallery at 635 South Highway 101 in Solana Beach. The gallery's curator, Anita Edman, can be reached for questions about the exhibit at (858)720-2454. For more information on Joshua Serafin, his website can be viewed at artbyserafin.com. The artist can be reached at his Huntington Beach studio at (949)394-7871.