Jean Walembeng has been painting since 2010 and has since developed a fresh and distinctive style. Her keen sense and knowledge of her country inspire her vibrant paintings.
“When I was a little girl I used to be playing marbles. My friends we used to always sit in the circle. Used to sit together and play the marbles after that we had to chase one another. It was called “leewar” in english its “chasey”. I used to be drawing in the sand that’s my game I always did that. Now I can paint those pictures on the canvas.” Jean Walmbeng
DATE OF BIRTH: 1950
CLAN GROUP: Apelech LANGUAGE GROUP: (Mother)Wik Alkan (Father) Wik Alkan
HOMELAND STATE: (Father) Kencherang
TOTEM: (Father) White Cockatoo
JEAN WALMBENG | 'Untitled 1' | Painting | 2021 | 21 (h) x 25 (w) cm