Serena was born in London 1968 to Danish/Italian parents. She studied painting and sculpture at Art college, where she started casting faces and taught herself basic prosthetics. Going on to become a successful makeup artist, working in television and advertising.
She began painting again twelve years ago. Painting with the canvases flat on the floor she uses bold brush strokes for the back ground and finger painting for the figures using pencil and wire to scratch in the finer detail.
Serena moved to Nelson 7 years ago. Her inspiration to paint deer and birds came from moving from the city to an amazing lifestyle block and being surrounded by wildlife. The paintings are often perceived as other worldly, embracing the mythical aesthetic, appearing ethereal, fragile and dream like.