Serena Potter’s work focuses on themes of sense of self, perceived change or imperfection, private pain vs. public persona, and interpersonal connections. Her paintings and drawings are notable for their use of chiaroscuro inspired by the dramatic cinematic lighting and compositional elements used in film noir. You will also see the influence of golden age masters such as Norman Rockwell and J.C. Leyendecker. She creates paintings in oil on birch panel or canvas as well as drawings with mixed media charcoal and pastel, on cotton rag paper.
Potter received her BFA from the University of Utah and her MFA in painting from Laguna College of Art and Design, where she is currently mentoring in their MFA program. She teaches at National University, Mt. San Antonio Community College and Saddleback Community College.
Serena Potter - Residency, Long Beach Museum of Art
Short video about my work and residency at the Long Beach Museum of Art, 2016
Guest on Modern Art Blitz Episode #18 2016
On this episode of Modern art Blitz I discuss my work following a stint as artist in residence at Long Beach Museum of Art.
Ten Memorable Paintings from 2015
I am included in John Seed's end of year list of ten artists/paintings that are memorable from 2015. I was also included in Did Menendez's list of 50 Memorable Artists from 2015
Marc Trujillo article on Huffington Post
Scott Hess Article in Huffington Post
John Seed Article in Huffington Post on Oneira group show
John Seed video In the Huffington Post
On the Tracks filming event in the news.
Figurative Artist's Website
Figurative Artists Website http://www.figurativeartist.org/artists/artist-list/
A directory of contemporary figurative artists with links to their websites. I am featured in a photo montage created by the director http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9sl-807Ia8&feature=youtu.be