Serena Niesley is an artist, illustrator, designer, and poet based out of Philadelphia, PA.
In general, Serena's work, which ranges across media but is primarily based in gouache, fabric, and film, ties a line between beauty, spirituality, and connections of nature and community. The images she creates are folk-inspired and deeply rooted in place. She practices contemplation and reflection on the spiritual aspects of nature: both as a source of beauty and mystery, but also as a teacher and guide of how to live and act towards each other. Her work engages in simple and metaphorical imagery, often nature-based, to explore psychological, emotional, and spiritual experiences.
Deeply interested in humans and nature, and the connection between the two, she believes that learning to see beauty in ordinary places is a kind of spiritual and therapeutic practice.
She is also available to help you make something beautiful - be it a wedding invitation, album art, a short film, a beer label.. Have an idea? Let's talk.
Feel free to contact her at serena.niesley at gmail.com with any inquiries regarding purchasing or commissions -- barters happily considered.