S E R E N A   B A T E S

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Serena Bates "Scape Goat" bronze, 6H x 3.5W x 8.5L

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Serena Bates "Zhen Zhen" bronze, 18H x 10W x 14D

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Serena Bates "Wave Rider" bronze, 8H x 6W x 8L

 

With clay, bronze and stone, SERENA BATES trusts intuition and a connection to the subject more than static measurements. This approach breathes life into her work and produces the beauty known as "imperfectly perfect."

 

"Stories are what define my work, drive my vision, inspire my hands, my life. Sculptures bring those stories to life, a symbiotic mixture of ideas and visions from people around me, the environment and materials where I'm working, and then that sudden burst of illumination - the creative spark. These stories cover the spectrum; from the majesty of animals to the vision of seers, from the comic Three Stooges fountainheads to a cat staring down a mouse, from Alice in Wonderland to Paradise Lost. Life's stories plant seeds in my mind, take shape in my soul, and are born through my sculptures

 

Serena has exhibited shows and galleries across the United States and Canada. She has won many prestigious awards and honors during her career from the American Artists Professional League, Allied Artists of America, the Salmagundi Club, the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Club, the Academic Artist Association, and Mystic Museum of Art, to name only a few. She is also a member of the American Society of Marine Artists, Artists for Conservation, Allied Artists of America, American Artists Professional League and Salmagundi Club.