Born in Africa and spending her early years in Australia, Serena de la Hey moved to the Somerset Levels where she has lived for over twenty five years.
Serena mixes traditional materials into unexpected artforms, placing such work in both public and private locations as diverse as Boscastle in Cornwall, M5 Motorway in Somerset and the Black Rock in the Nevada Desert. Her work ranges from the figurative to the abstract but retains an intrinsic sense of place. This is reflected in a strong identification with landscape, local materials, traditional working methods and the ways of life of local people.
As well as private commissions and public projects, Serena teaches in schools and lectures in Environmental Art and Rural Crafts.
Serena is always looking to extend the expected perceptions of the use of natural materials and contexts they are shown and is constantly experimenting and developing ideas for future projects.