Serena Bates

Serena Bates is an established artist with a long list of accomplishments. She is an elected member of Salmagundi Club, the Mystic Museum of Art, the American Society of Marine Artists, the American Artists Professional League, Allied Artists of America, Artists for Conservation, and the Lyme Art
Association. She is also an elected member of and served on the Board of Directors for the Catherine Lorillard Wolf Art Club, the oldest women’s art club in the nation.
Having work in collections around the world including England,
Canada, and across the United States, Serena is well known in local
and national circles. As a sculptor, Serena has won many awards, recognitions, and honors during her career, from the American Artists Professional League, the National Arts Club, the Salmagundi Club,
Society of CT Sculptors, the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Club, the
Academic Artist Association, Mystic Museum of Art, and the Alexy
von Schlippe Gallery at the University of Connecticut, to name only a
Serena describes herself as a story teller. She is a representational
artist with an affinity for portraits and animals, working in clay,
bronze, and stone. Being non-traditional in her approach, she usually
does not take measurements, but instead relies on her eye and sense
of observation to interpret a subject. This approach produces what
she calls a ͞wabi-sabi͟ affect, a Japanese term that literally means the
beauty found in imperfection or ͞imperfectly perfect.͟

Selected Works