HALL, Serena

1973 - ?

Serena Hall

Serena Naomi Hall, was born in the Wandsworth district of London in 1973, daughter of Derek C. Hall, journalist and children's author, and his wife Valerie A. née Hardy, who married at Sutton, Surrey in 1965, and when Serena was twelve years old, the family moved to Suffolk. From Reydon High School at Southwold, Serena studied at Lowestoft College and at Cumbria School of Art and graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 1995 with a B.A. (hons) degree, specialising in printed textiles, since when she has worked as a full time professional artist. The inspirational coastal views from her home in Ferry Road, Southwold from where she began to paint, and in 1999 where she opened her first gallery, relocating a year later to the larger 16 Queen Street and is now well established as Serena Hall Gallery in this popular seaside town. Broad brushstrokes and a love of vibrant colours are typical of Serena's style, and her favourite subject matter is her everyday surroundings with the harbour, town and coast all providing her with endless inspiration. She is also an avid collector of shells, vintage textiles, folk art and coastal paraphernalia which she often includes in her work. Serena works in mixed media, using a variety of different surface techniques such as screen-printing and monoprinting, to create colour and pattern to backgrounds, adding handmade ceramic birds and fishes to create large wall-pieces. She has won numerous awards including the The Prince’s Trust/Oil of Olay Visionary Woman award of 2001. Her gallery also won the best creative category and was shortlisted for 'Country Living's' Best Rural Business award and more recently has also been voted number one best coastal interiors gallery by 'Coast' magazine. Her work is held in private collections including that of His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales, and her works are now collected worldwide with recent paintings being shipped to Australia, New York and Tokyo. www.serenahallartist.co.uk

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