Andrew Jenkin is a self-taught artist, author and illustrator

About Andrew Jenkin

Andrew Jenkin is a self-taught 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 an active member.

Selected Exhibitions

Andrew is a regular invited exhibitor at Holmfirth Artweek, and has also exhibited work and demonstrated at the Patchings Art Festival near Nottingham.
Other exhibitions / events include :

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’

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