Serena spent her childhood travelling and sailing around the world, a broad education which she finished at Falmouth College of Arts. Maybe as a result of this upbringing she has a minimalist approach to life, which reflects in her painting.
Serena leaves large areas of the canvas blank, isolating her subjects; faint drawing marks in graphite blend with smoothly applied paint to create a controlled stillness. Concentrating on the essential and limiting detail she directs focus onto the key elements of her narrative. She allows her females to take form and to engage with the viewer just enough to suggest a story and evoke an atmosphere letting the viewer experience their vulnerability and sense their inner strength.
Serena lives in Bristol, painting from studios within the Jamaica Street Artists collective and shows in Cambridge, London and the West Country.