A UK-based artist born in the Philippines, Keren Golea specializes in creating realistic portrait paintings. She obtained a degree in Business but eventually pursued her passion for art and obtained a BA degree in Fine Art at Oxford. The genre of Keren’s work encompasses both drawing and painting with the intention of capturing the persona of the subject and providing a narrative approach in introducing her themes to the viewer. Her works was done and inspired by self-awareness. Albeit using a variety of materials and processes, there’s consistency in her methodology. Basking on the simplicity of the portrait with the use of charcoal, pastels, watercolours, and oils to reflect deeper on herself as an artist and to understand human beings’ innate characteristic.




2022 Oxford Brookes University- BA in Fine Arts

2017 University of Southeastern Philippines- BS in Business Administration



2023 Fresh Art Fair x Amber Galleries   Ascot Racecourse, UK 22nd-24th September

2023 Henley Music Festival: Rise Artist   Henley-on-Thames, UK 5th-9th July

2022 Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year Season 9- (Semi-Finalist) London, UK

2022 Oxford Brookes University degree show 'Counterbalance' Oxford, UK

2021 Glyndebourne Tour Art Competition- 'Forces of Nature' (Winner) curated by Nerissa Taysom Lewes, UK

2021 Modern Art Oxford: Sign, Symbol, Sound | Co-curator 4 September-11 October Oxford, UK 

2020 JACKSON'S ART PRIZE: Longlist London, UK

2019 MEAM- Figurativas 2019 (shortlist) Barcelona, ES



2023 Audi: Henley Festival's RISE Artist

2022 CASS ART Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year Series 9: Heat Winners

2020 ARTIT.NET Voice of Artists Issue 11: Portraits & Figures 

2019 MEAM Figurativas 2019