Serena was born in London in 1968 to Danish/Italian parents.
She studied Fine Art and Sculpture at Epsom Art College, were she started casting faces and taught herself basic prosthetics. She went on to become a successful makeup artist, working in advertising.
Serena paints her canvases by lying them flat on the floor and uses bold brush strokes for the background, finger painting for the figures and wire to scratch in the finer detail.
She works as a full time painter and is based in Nelson.