Serena Buonaguidi-Haynes

Serena's paintings have a mythical aesthetic, often being perceived as whimsical, ethereal and dream-like. Serena's muse of painting the likes of birds, deer and swimmers all evolved from her personal move from the busy city to the wonderful lifestyle of being surrounded by nature and the calming ocean in Nelson.

 Serena has a unique approach to achieving her painting technique - the canvases are laid flat on the floor, using bold brush strokes for the backgrounds, finger painting for the figures and the finer details are achieved through wire scratching and pencil drawings.

 Originally from the UK, part Danish part Italian Serena has successfully established a loyal clientele both internationally and within New Zealand.