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Andrew Jenkin

Andrew Jenkin is an artist, author and illustrator

About Andrew Jenkin

Andrew Jenkin is an artist, author and illustrator, originally from Yorkshire now living in North Wales. He works mainly in watercolour, depicting British landscapes and illustrating scenes from British folklore.

In 2012 he was shortlisted for ‘Artist of the Year’ by Artist & Illustrators magazine.

He produces original artwork for commissions and galleries, and sells greetings cards, books and printed work in regular solo exhibitions and to various retail outlets.

As an illustrator he has designed images for book illustrations, CD covers, retail displays, museum exhibits, tourist information panels and furniture upholstery.

Andrew has written and illustrated two books about British folklore; ‘The History & Legends of Castle Hill, Huddersfield’ (2017) and ‘The Curse of the Lambton Worm’ (2009). He has also illustrated two books about Honley, the West Yorkshire village where he grew up, and ‘Tapestry’, a children’s fairytale written by Richard King and published by Silverhill (2014).

In 2016 his work was featured in an article in Welsh Border Life magazine, leading to exhibitions of landscape paintings in Shropshire.

Andrew also teaches watercolour classes in North Wales, and speaks to art societies throughout the UK. He has written articles about watercolour painting for ‘Paint’ magazine.

He was Head Tutor at North Light Gallery Art School in Huddersfield until moving to Wales in 2010. He was Secretary of the Huddersfield Art Society from 2004-09, and Vice-President 2009-10, and is still a member.

Selected Exhibitions

Andrew has a permanent exhibition at Bodnant Gardens NT, and regularly displays work at Y Capel in Llangollen.

He is an invited artist at Holmfirth Artweek, an annual local event which has achieved countrywide interest from artists for almost 50 years, and has exhibited work at the Royal Cambrian Academy (Conwy), Grosvenor Museum (Chester) and Patchings Art Festival (Nottingham).

Other exhibitions / events include :

2020
  • Two paintings, ‘Terraced Gardens, Powys Castle’ and ‘Plas Newydd, Llangollen’ won ‘Highly Commended’ at Royal Cambrian Open Exhibition
2019
  • ‘Upper Gate, Conwy’ painting won ‘Highly Commended’ at Royal Cambrian Open Exhibition
  • Solo exhibition at The Carriageworks, Denbigh
  • Grosvenor Museum (Chester) Open Exhibition
2018
  • Royal Cambrian Academy Open Exhibition
  • Solo exhibition at Bishops Castle Town Hall, Shropshire
  • Solo exhibition at Plas Newydd, Anglesey
2017
  • Royal Cambrian Academy Open Exhibition
  • Solo exhibition at Kerry Vale Vineyard, Shropshire
  • Solo exhibition at Plas Newydd, Anglesey
  • Publication of folklore book ‘The History & Legends of Castle Hill, Huddersfield’; some of these illustrations were exhibited at Victoria Tower on Castle Hill, and were also used by Huddersfield Library as part of the British Library’s nation-wide ‘History of Magic’ exhibitions.
2016
  • Royal Cambrian Academy Open Exhibition
  • Solo exhibition at Plas Newydd, Anglesey
  • Exhibition of Lambton Worm illustrations at National Museum of Wales in Cardiff
2015
  • Royal Cambrian Academy Open Exhibition
  • Grosvenor Museum (Chester) Open Exhibition
2014
  • Royal Cambrian Academy Open Exhibition
  • Art4Cards exhibition at North Light Gallery
  • Illustrated ‘Tapestry’ by Richard King (Silverhill Publishing)
  • ‘Halifax Mill’ painting won ‘Selector’s Favourite’ prize at Huddersfield Art Society Annual Exhibition.
2013
  • Royal Cambrian Academy Open Exhibition
  • Solo exhibition ‘A Portrait of Honley’ book illustrations at Holmfirth Artweek Fringe
  • ‘Hawthorn House’ painting won ‘Sponsor’s Favourite’ prize at Huddersfield Art Society Annual Exhibition
  • Solo exhibition at Colwyn Bay Library
2012
  • Shortlisted for ‘Artist of the Year’ by Artist & Illustrators magazine
  • Illustrated ‘Trouble at T’Mill’ book about the Luddite uprisings in West Yorkshire
2011
  • Exhibition of Lambton Worm illustrations at Akron Fossils & Science Museum, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
  • Exhibition at Harrison Lord Gallery, Brighouse
2010
  • Solo exhibition at Harrison Lord Gallery, Brighouse
2009
  • Publication of folklore book ‘The Curse of the Lambton Worm’; an exhibition of the book illustrations toured venues in the North-East from May to December.
  • ‘Autumn Gold’ painting won ‘Selector’s Favourite’ prize at Huddersfield Art Society Annual Exhibition.
2007
  • Huddersfield Open Studio Trail
2006
  • Huddersfield Open Studio Trail
2004
  • Solo exhibition at Arts Centre Washington, ‘North by North-East’