Medium: Oil, gold leaf and digital elements on canvas, signed by the artist
Size: 62.0cm x 42.0cm x 2.3cm
Good To Know: Stretched canvas on wooden box frame, professionally packed, stored in our humidity controlled art storage facility, condition report available upon request.
“It wasn’t until I moved to Jakarta, Indonesia with two young children for my husband’s job that I began to develop an interest in learning realistic oil portraits. I think it was a reaction to the chaotic environment I found myself in, with bomb threats, flooding, protests and snipers hanging out on rooftops, the list goes on…
“The environment I was living in in Jakarta was chaotic, messy and sometimes frightening, so I needed an antithesis to the life that was happening outside, inside my studio.” ~ Jennifer Chalklen
Source: "Researching a Creative Destination" by Matt Mortimer, The New Zealand Artist Magazine, May-June 2019