Check out this new beauty by Serena Buonaguidi-Haynes titled 'Rockpool' currently featured in the window at ORA.  

Rockpool is from Serena’s modern mermaid series. It is all about the isolation of the figure but surrounded by her bird protectors and the safety cocoon of being underwater. The fish are koi and they are often described as living jewels. The cormorant symbolises nobility and are considered a good luck charm. 

Original painting by Serena Buonaguidi-Haynes
100 cm round
Mixed media and oil on canvas


Serena's paintings have a mythical aesthetic, often being perceived as whimsical, ethereal and dream-like. Serena's muse of painting the likes of birds, deer and swimmers all evolved from her personal move from the busy city to the wonderful lifestyle of being surrounded by nature and the calming ocean in Nelson.

Serena has a unique approach to achieving her painting technique - the canvases are laid flat on the floor, using bold brush strokes for the backgrounds, finger painting for the figures and the finer details are achieved through wire scratching and pencil drawings.

Dipper In Silence
Original painting by Serena Buonaguidi-Haynes
150cm x 90 cm
Mixed media and oil on canvas

Originally from the UK, part Danish part Italian Serena has successfully established a loyal clientele both internationally and within New Zealand.

Pop in-store this weekend to view this gorgeous piece in the flesh. Our weekend hours are Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 10am-4pm.

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