"Seven paintings of mine are on display. I have created over 150 paintings so far," Noreen M. Flores, one of the female painters and the founder of the Filipino Women for Art, stated here on Tuesday.
The exhibition displays some 50 paintings by Maria Lucia Sibuyo, Joy de Leon, Analyn Fumar, Maria Roselita Fernandez, Cean de Vries, Irish Carcia, Karina De Leon, Tess Pantoja, Tenette Peralta Racho, Joycelyn Armedi Enerio, Noreen M. Flores, Nonthe Ticoalu, and Connie Nartates.
A resident of Jakarta since 1991, Tess Pantoja is married and has raised four children, who are all artists by profession and inclination.
Pantoja was drawn to oil painting several years ago. After giving up oil painting for a while, she again started painting recently and has since then dabbled with bright colors in impressionist style.
A freelance journalist and editor, Noreen M. Flores paints as the interplay of light and colors interest her. Last September, she held a solo painting exhibition at the Beaux Art Gallery in New York, the United States.
Some of her paintings were inspired by Balinese culture and nature. Having resided in Indonesia Since 1992 and worked for Antara News Agency as check-editors from 1993 to 1999, Noreen Flores aspires to own a house in Bali as she has always been passionate about the Island of Gods.
Most of the paintings on display are for sale at prices ranging between Rp1.1 million and Rp30 million.
There are about 4,000 registered Filipinos in Indonesia, according to the data of the Philippine embassy in Jakarta.