[I would] like to thank you for a wonderful job you did on the piece of art I requested, I am so so happy with it. Your patience with me was so good, thank you so much. You are a professional to the core and a great lady...I love your work.
On a picture of her son and his fiancé as a gift
On a Gord Downie print he purchased for his friend's Christmas present.
For quite a while now I've been looking around for an artist that can create a good and likeable caricature of myself. I've been very particular with artists and portraits because I'm an artist myself. Serena has a great eye of capturing the realistic features without doing the typical secret of really 'defined eyes and not-so defined contoured face'.
Without a doubt, Serena exceeded my wife and I's expectations with both pictures of us, our two boys and our late best four-legged friend. Many thanks for giving us our wicked portraits
On a portrait of his family for his wife's birthday and another portrait of his late dog Nya.
As a personal touch to my thank you cards I asked Serena for her take on our wedding theme. She worked with any idea I had, and was happy to make any changes. I will finally be sending out these gorgeous cards to my guests soon! I also cannot wait to have this picture blown up and placed on our living room wall. She's been fantastic and easy to collaborate with. Thank you for the custom memory Serena, I can't WAIT to work with you again!
On a custom Star Wars illustration for her wedding, used as guest thank you cards and a wedding poster
Massachusetts, United States
When you contact someone with a solid idea of what you want and they get as excited as you are to make it, then you know you've found the right person...and boy was Serena the right person. She had enthusiasm through the whole process and the final product is fantastic. We were in constant communication, no question was too stupid, and she got me the first draft within a few days. Now I have a witty wedding gift for my friend that's going to be hard to beat! ...not that its a competition or anything!
On a custom Dirty Dancing styled illustration for a wedding gift
California, United States
Serena is a fantastic artist. I gave her one of my sumo pictures and she made an awesome illustration. Her style is very unique and she chooses fun colors!
Professional competitive sumo wrestler on a portrait of himself
I was looking for someone creative who would work with me on a project that was a little different. I needed caricature pictures of my grandchildren so that I could use to print to fabric to make each of them a quilt for Xmas... I finally found Serena - she called me and was happy to work with me. After sending her pictures of my grandchildren Serena wanted to know a lil about my grandchildren so she could capture not only what they looked like, but also capture their essence in the drawing.
I am so pleased with her work and I intend to call on her again. I also would recommend her to anyone who is looking for good quality work at a fair price!
On portraits of three of her grandchildren
Serena is a creative professional who anticipates the needs of her clients through dynamic strategies and question posing. Yes! She is a high level communicator who works with images and portraiture/caricature... but Serena also does so much more! She gets to the heart of the subject matter every time! The real heART of it! She demonstrates a sincere interest in character development and working to meet expectations, no matter how high her clients set those expectations. Serena loves a good creative challenge.
Serena works tirelessly and relentlessly at her art form to create works for YOU. I loved working with Serena to bring my Real Life & Co. brand to life through her design eyes and my conceptual lens. She respectfully works to share the vision of her clients through her art making in a wholehearted relationship of reciprocity.
I would not hesitate to promote her creative services in Ottawa and the surrounding area. Keep going Serena!
On an illustration of Laura with Andy Warhol for her company Real Life & Co.
Hong Kong, China
The picture is perfect! You capture her expressions very well. This is the last tribute we can have for her to say thank you for everything she has done for us.
On a commemorative portrait of her mother-in-law for a family funeral