Serena J. Trinder is a contemporary artist originally from the South West coastal county of Dorset in the United Kingdom but now lives in Mission B.C.
Serena started her working life as a Registered Sick Childrens Nurse but later went on to fuel her passion of history and art by achieving her Bachelor Honours Degree in History. Serena was always working on commissions and at one stage was involved in theatre design for the Winchester Amateur Operatic Society during her career as a nurse. Constantly drawn to the artistic world of expression, Serena was finally able to realise her dream of becoming an artist in 2010.
Serena's work focuses mainly on landscape and architecturally inspired subjects which feed her love and interest in mythology and history. This is achieved through use of watercolour and ink. She draws her inspiration from her admiration for the great European stained glass windows visited during her childhood and the changing landscapes around her as her interest is captivated by how they interact with the human story and history. A love of jewel colours and intricate detail are woven together to produce pieces of art which hold the interest of the onlooker and draw them into the painting.
In her native United Kingdom Serena has sold private commissions and illustrated books. Since arriving in Canada with her husband and son in 2010.
Serena has exhibited in several private galleries throughout the Fraser Valley, held two exhibitions "Glimpses of Britain" (2012), "Serene and the Majestic" (2014) and "Searching for Serenity" (2017)at the Mission Arts Centre and one exhibition "Tale of Two Countries" (2015) at the Kariton Gallery in Abbotsford. In 2016 she took part in a joint exhibition at the Tullista Gallery, Sidney, Vancouver Island "Travels through an Artist's Eye". Serena also exhibited with the Chilliwack Community Arts Council "Serenity" (2017).
In 2015 Serena exhibited "The Mill Pond" and in 2016 a further two paintings "Stonehenge" and "The Blue Raj" (which recieved an honourable mention) at the Sidney Fine Art Show on Vancouver Island which is a juried national show.
In 2013 Serena was awarded the Muse Award for Visual Arts: Emerging Artist Category by the Mission Cultural Resources Commision.
In 2022 Serena was pleased to undertake the visual artwork for the Mission Folk Music Festival. https://missionfolkmusicfestival.ca/
Serena's work resides internationally throughout the United Kingdom, Europe, Canada and the United Arab Emirates.
Autumn Harvest. Watercolour and Ink. Size 25.5 x 18.25 inches (pre frame). Framed $1,200.00 CAD
Last of the Summer Hollyhocks.
Watercolour, pearl watercolour, ink, gold and copper leaf.