Atelier do Tijolo combines the functions of a painting studio, jewellery workshop, and gallery, offering a unique and immersive experience for visitors.

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Jen Chau, a trained commercial photographer and Art Psychotherapist turned artist, was born in Maryland, USA. At six months old, she moved to Hong Kong, where her mother’s symbolic paintings of windows and doors inspired her. In 1997, Jen relocated to California, graduating from the Brooks Institute of Photography and working as an editorial and commercial photographer in Los Angeles. In 2009, she moved to London, producing LA-based photography shoots for Hong Kong photographers.

Jen pursued postgraduate studies in psychology and art psychotherapy at the University of Roehampton. As an Art Psychotherapist, painting became a vital part of her life, helping process emotions from her mental health work. Amid the Covid-19 and Brexit uncertainty in 2020, she moved to Lisbon, Portugal, where she continues painting.

After completing her master’s degree, Jen attended workshops and courses at prestigious institutions like The Art Academy, UK, London Atelier of Representational Art, UK, The Royal Drawing School, UK, The Florence Academy of Art, Italy, Richmond Adult Community College, UK, The Essential School of Painting, UK, and the Turps Correspondence Course, UK.

Jen’s artwork has featured in various exhibitions, including her Unknown series at the University of Roehampton (2014), ArtHouse Open Studios event in Teddington (2014), 70.40 at City Hall in Hong Kong (2016), RACC Projects (2019), A Letter in Mind (2019), ASC Open Studios (2019), and The ESOP Summer Exhibition online (2020). Her work is currently on display at Atelier do Tijolo in Lisbon, Portugal.


2004-08 Jen’s photography portfolio