Serena left Sicily over 20 years ago to travel and study in Europe; she followed her husband and found herself in Scotland where she then studied and graduated at University in Edinburgh. She has been living on the beautiful Isle of Mull for the past 17 years.
Today, a wife, a mother, a businessperson, a runner, a dancer, and in her spare time a “spontaneous” abstract expressionist. After six years break from painting due to life changes and traumatic experiences she finds herself with a renewed energy and urge to celebrate life. Water and the sea have been a continuous source of wonder and inspiration in her life, they play the main role in most of her artwork with its ever-dynamic drama and liberation of colours and emotions.
“I love experimenting with mix media and discovering new ways to express my abstract art with exciting colours and texture. My style is continuously developing; however, vibrancy of colours and their immense range of tones and shades is what motivate me when I create. This vibrancy is always my main prerogative. Being a native Sicilian, I guess, is what influences my desire for strong natural light.
While painting I am a free spirit, I use colours to create a unique flowing light and the stroke to destroy and create vales of colours that I feel can even have a free spirit of their own. Creating for me is an opportunity to express emotions, events, and to liberate from social norms, I find comfort and solace in it. To create my meaning from the palette of emotion and for the viewer to interpret and create his or her meaning. An abstract art pieces for me has its own mystery behind it, there is a vision to be found, and everyone can take something different from it.
Essentially painting is an exhilarating process, to be able to express how I feel on the inside by making the surface of a canvas breathe, and out of nothing materialises something unique open to interpretation to pull an emotional response from within”