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The Flower Show
July 20, 2021

Art in the Garden: Serena Saunders

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Join Meadowbrook's July 2021 Artist in Residence Serena Saunders, who will discuss how her own relationship with nature has influenced her work in the gardens of Meadowbrook Farm. Her plein air painting will respond to the natural surroundings and smallest changes in light and space. Learn how nature, combined with themes around undying hope and a desire for justice will be presented in a series of garden-inspired works.

This talk is part of a monthly series featuring PHS Meadowbrook Farm Artists in Residence.

About the Artist

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Serena Saunders in artist’s studio.

Serena Saunders is a full-time mother and practicing artist. Native to Philadelphia, Serena's core is Fine Art but she also creates in the realm of Fashion Design and Writing. Her work as a painter has a fresh, color-strong perspective that speaks to our imagination while the subjects ask of our awareness. Her often large-scale, graphically bold and poetically composed paintings offer the viewer layers of narrative. You will often find a matter of injustice or undying hope fighting its way through the line work to prevail at the surface. It is clear that her work is influenced by her compassion towards youth and community. This affection for the youth was nurtured during her decade spent teaching art and poetry at more than a dozen schools and non-profit organizations throughout Philadelphia and neighboring states. Serena Saunders has also served as the Creative Ambassador for the City of Philadelphia, and has been featured in numerous publications including Rolling Out, The Philadelphia Tribune, and local televised news outlets.

Photo Credits

Top Image: Serena Saunders, Planted, from the collections Eat the Dirt, 2019.


July 20, 2021


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm




Participants will receive a link to a video conference prior to the date of the event. This program will be closed captioned.

With a commitment to inclusion, PHS partners with Art-Reach to make programming accessible to people with disabilities and to low-income communities.