Tree and landscape oil painting on canvas in blue, white, pink and green colors
detail of tree painting
close up of tree painting and blue sky

"and bloom" - a Canadian landscape painting

Regular price £186.00
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The crooked trees are the ones that always catch my eye.  

They grow in unexpected ways but always towards the sun.  You can tell that their growth journey hasn't always been easy by the strange directions some of the branches have taken.  But that's what makes them interesting and beautiful.  The imperfections, the uniqueness.  

It wasn't lost on me the metaphors that could be made between trees and us as humans.  I think that even when we face adversities and still forge on, that is when we become most beautiful.  Our crookedness - ever reaching for the sun and refusing to stop blooming makes us who we are.  This tree now has spring buds and I pass it most days when I drive my son to school, but I snapped this photo back in late winter because the crooked branches spoke to me in their "perfect, imperfection".  My apologies for the cheesy song reference... but I do think he's onto something.

11x14" oil on 1 1/2" Gallery Wrapped Canvas

Reach out if you would like to commission your own custom painting!


1. I help you decide on a photo and the file size needed for the painting.

2. You will then receive a quote based on the canvas size and details in the painting.

3. A 50% deposit is required to begin. I will send you progress emails where you will be able to request changes, both after the initial sketch, and after the first layer of paint.

4. Once you are happy with the final design, the painting is varnished and dried. I then carefully and beautifully package your work for safe shipping across town or across the globe!


Serena worked closely with us to capture the unique personality of Chayse, Bailey and Rylee. These portraits truly show their individual character and quirkiness and will be forever treasured. Thank you Serena for your amazing skill and talent.
- Sherry and Fiona

"I am just amazed at how realistic the painting is! Thank you so much for making this treasure for my husband."