About Me

Welcome! My name is Kristal Serna, and I’m a Michigan-based watercolor painter who's inspired with nature.

Watercolor is my medium of choice because of its ability to create luscious, transparent colors. Much like nature itself, it's a medium that can't be totally controlled or manipulated. 

I grew up in California’s Napa Valley & spent my childhood camping in Yosemite, swimming in the Pacific Ocean, and hiking through the Sierra Nevadas. Spending time outdoors gives me a sense of peace that’s hard to find elsewhere. Thus, I create watercolor paintings that capture the beauty and tranquility of nature so it can be enjoyed all the time, wherever you are.

As far as education, I earned my bachelor of fine arts degree from Eastern Michigan University. I also have a B.A. in Native American Studies from UC Davis and a J.D. from University of Michigan Law School.

I want to fill every home with gorgeous images of nature and an appreciation for our natural world. I want to bring the outdoors in to every home. 

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About Me

"In order to make progress, there is only nature, and the eye is turned through contact with her." ~Paul Cezanne


"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better." ~Albert Einstein



For details on my education and gallery exhibitions, see my resume here: