Western Landscape Artist, Frank M. Serrano was born in Los Angeles during the late 1960’s.  As a young boy he developed an early interest in art, drawing and painting  throughout his school years.   His natural talent eventually gained him a lucrative career as a freelance commercial artist and owning his own small business.  After his success in the commercial art world, Serrano decided to pursue his passion for traditional oil painting in the early 1990’s. He has since developed a strong following of art collectors and has garnered numerous magazine articles and awards.  He has exhibited in numerous exhibitions at some of the country’s finest galleries and museums, including  the Museum of California art, the Autry National Center, The Santa Barbara Natural History Museum,  the Gilcrease Museum, the Phippen Museum, the Laguna Beach Art Museum and The Frederick R. Weisman Museum. 



Frank M Serrano

A hallmark of Serrano’s work is his unique talent for capturing the hazy atmospheric mood and life of the West.  Although the majority of Serrano’s 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 itself.  Serrano travels widely throughout the Western states painting scenes from the desert southwest to the beautiful Eastern Sierra, a place he calls home.  

Painting along the Big Sur Coast!

​Serrrano, 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 2002 he completed writing and illustrating his first book, Plein Air Painting in Oil, published by the Walter Foster Company and has also produced two DVDs on Plein Air Painting, one published by American Artist Magazine.  He has served as a Plein Air painting consultant for Walt Disney Studios and has taught at both Disney and Dreamworks Studios in Burbank California.​


Exhibitions :

  • CAC Gold Medal Museum Exhibition 2016 Aurty National Center
  • CAC Gold Medal Museum Exhibition 1999-2015, 2017, 2018
  • Tucson Plein Air Painting Invitational 1999 - Awarded Best Miniature
  • 5th Annual CAC Plein Air Painting Event at Mission San Juan Capistrano 1999-2003
  • The First Annual California Spring Salon: Golden Impressions 2000,  Edenhurst Gallery
  • Bowers  Museum Sights and Sounds of Santa Ana  4th Annual Plein Air Painting Event 2000
  • 1st Annual Maynard Dixon Sonora desert Museum painting invitational 2003 - Quick Draw Award Winner
  • On Location in Malibu, Frederick Weisman Museum of Art 
  • Laguna Beach Museum Invitational 2002, 2012 - Awarded Top Prize Quick Draw
  • Quintessential California Santa Paula Art Museum, Santa Paula, CA 2014

Gallery Exhibitions :

Coming soon