Andrew Jenkin is an artist, author and illustrator
Andrew Jenkin is an artist, author and illustrator. 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.
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).
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