The beauty, truth, and freedom of canyons and rivers pulse through Serena Supplee. The landscapes of the Colorado Plateau and its heartbeat take form through her colorful palette. Her “on location” paintings are touched by rock, wind, fire, and ice. She paints the magnificence of canyons, the splendor of starlight, the undulating power of rivers, the towering grandeur of cottonwood trees, and the mysterious symbols of the ancient ones.
In canyon country, every change of light presents amazing views which flow through Serena onto her canvas in a brilliant interpretation of color, space, time, and emotion. Her canvases stimulate feelings of joy and liberation or stun you into silence.
Originally from Iowa, Serena earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Northern Arizona University. Her work has appeared in more than 50 one-woman shows throughout the Southwest. Her latest works are focused on the rapids and the Inner Gorge of the Grand Canyon. Many of these paintings, complemented by her poems, are found in Serena’s first book, Inner Gorge Metaphors.
Serena works in watercolors, oils, and sculpture. She also uses the Giclee printing process, making it possible to produce a print of her paintings. Serena loves to paint plein air, outdoors on location. She also does many sketches on site which are later transformed into paintings at her Moab studio.