Saskia

Saskia by Jennifer Anderson

Saskia
by Jennifer Anderson
© Jennifer Anderson

Jennifer Anderson (b.1975) undertook a BA (Hons) degree in fine art painting at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee. Her work has been seen in solo exhibitions in Bath, London and Glasgow and in group exhibitions including those of the Royal Scottish Academy on eight occasions between 1998–2017. She was previously selected for the BP Portrait Award in 2001, 2002, 2005 and 2009.

The portrait is of Saskia, an artist and model whom Anderson first saw in a portrait photograph on a friend’s Instagram feed. Anderson was intrigued by her ethereal quality and asked if she would be willing to sit for a painted portrait. She says: ‘I wanted the viewer to question what is going on in her head rather than interpreting a swirl of life surrounding her.’

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