Serena Barton blends her long career as a Licensed Counselor with her passion for art. Visual art was her first love as a child. Eventually this gave way to theater, then to her work as a counselor and raising children. Serena rediscovered her desire to make art after her first trip to Italy. She taught herself to paint and create mixed-media work in her forties, earning her the right to insist that it is never too late to delve into what inspires us. Serena continues to show and sell her work in galleries and online. Her business, The Art of Your Life, provides creativity/art workshops and individual, couple, and family counseling. Serena teaches classes on women and art in the Women's Studies Program at Portland State University. She lives in Portland, Oregon. In addition to Wabi Sabi Art Workshop (NL, May '13), Serena has also released two DVDs with North Light, Wabi Sabi Art Style Introduction and Inspiration and Wabi Sabi Art Style Hot Wax, Cold Wax and Plaster (NL, both April 2014).