About Serena Supplee

The beauty, truth and freedom of canyons and rivers pulse through Serena Supplee. 40 years of living and loving the Colorado Plateau serve as the current of inspiration for her artwork. She paints with watercolors and oils, working from her drawings rather than photos to give her imagination more reign. Serena’s new book Grand Canyon Calling features her pencil sketches adjacent to her paintings.
Serena graduated with a BFA from Northern Arizona University, before moving to Moab, Utah. For a decade she worked as a guide on the Colorado, Green, and San Juan Rivers, and she continues to row her boat & follow her heart down rivers that inspire her drawing and painting. Her passionate palette captures the expansion of rims, the movement of rivers, the dance of clouds, the splendor of starlight, and the lighting on canyon walls which have long captivated the minds and souls of many a romantic Westerner.
Serena’s artwork may be most recognized from the more than 100 images she has published as notecards since 1983 and wall calendars since 2008. In addition, she has a wonderful new selection of 14x18 affordable prints as well as large giclées on her website. To add an original watercolor, oil or sculpture to your collection, contact Serena. Her sandstone-inspired sculptures are on display both in her yard and in the City of Moab.

Colour in Your Life

Graeme Stevenson, host of the Australian television series "Colour in Your Life", came through Moab in the summer of 2018 and featured Serena in her own 24-minute episode. The series is working to build a library of the minds of artists, preserving a digital record of creative spirit, culture and techniques for future generations. Shot in Serena’s oil painting studio and yard, we think you’ll enjoy this relaxed, engaging conversation between Serena and Graeme – a unique opportunity to experience Serena’s energy and humor, and learn about the inspirations and insights that make her work singThe video also follows Serena’s progress, from beginning to near completion, on her newest oil painting, “Canyon Allure.”

 Click here to to watch Serena’s Colour in Your Life episode (24 minutes)

A collection of her geometric landscape paintings woven into rugs and baskets by Navajo weavers are on display at Twin Rocks Trading Post in Bluff, Utah. 

Utah Life Magazine

September/October 2020

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