Portraits by Charlene Van Den Eng
Charlene has studied in Amsterdam Art-Fashion Institute AMFI. Her main technique is oil painting and over the years she gradually focused her work in portraits. Before she starts her paintings, she captures a series of photographs in locations significant for the subject. By doing that enlightens hidden elements of the person she paints. She has done numerous exhibitions home and abroad, the most prestigious ones being LONDON ART BIENNALE, Chelsea Old Town Hall, London getting the second prize for painting last year and in 2009 an exhibition in Portland, USA.
Consistent with her work each year adds some elements that define her style deeper; vibrant and decisive. “When I look at people with their specific behaviours and expressions I am always being fascinated. Sophisticated, determined, thoughtful, arrogant, vulnerable, amazed, passionate, self-assured….these and many others are the moments I am trying to catch” explains. Great work. Enjoy.