Andrew Jenkin

Rhyl, West Midlands



Andrew Jenkin is a self-taught artist, originally from Yorkshire now living in North Wales, who has been shortlisted for ‘Artist of the Year’ by Artist & Illustrators magazine and whose work has been featured in Welsh Border Life magazine. He works mainly in watercolour, painting figurative and semi-abstract subjects, in particular landscapes, historical and folklore illustrations. As an illustrator he has designed images for books, CD covers, retail displays, museum exhibits, tourist information panels and furniture upholstery. He wrote and illustrated ‘The Curse of the Lambton Worm’, a book about the folklore of dragons in the North-East of England, and has also illustrated two books about Honley, the West Yorkshire village where he grew up, as well as ‘Tapestry’, a children’s fairytale written by Richard King and published by Silverhill. Andrew also teaches watercolour classes in North Wales, and demonstrates watercolours to art societies throughout the UK. He was Head Tutor at North Light Gallery Art School in Huddersfield until moving to Wales in 2010.   Selected Exhibitions Regular invited exhibitor at Holmfirth Artweek & Fringe Exhibition. 2016  Royal Cambrian Academy Open Exhibition             Solo exhibition at Plas Newydd, Anglesey Exhibition of Lambton Worm 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 2013  Royal Cambrian Academy Open Exhibition Solo exhibition ‘A Portrait of Honley’ book illustrations at Holmfirth Artweek                     2011  Exhibition of Lambton Worm at Akron Fossils & Science Museum, Cleveland, Ohio, USA             Exhibition at Harrison Lord Gallery, Brighouse 2010  Solo exhibition at Harrison Lord Gallery, Brighouse

Media

Acrylics, Drawing, Gouache, Mixed Media, Pastel, Pen And Ink, Pen And Wash, Pencil/Charcoal, Watercolour

Subjects

Abstract or Experimental, Flowers or Gardens, Landscape or Woodland Scene, Still Life, Townscape or Streetscene

Awards

2012 Shortlisted for Artists and Illustrators Magazine 'Artist of the Year'