Welcome to Arjent Design
Original paintings by artist Andrew Jenkin
Fine art prints, greetings cards, bookmarks & stationery
produced from original artwork by Andrew Jenkin
Exhibitions / Events include:
2014 Royal Cambrian Academy Open Exhibition
Art4Cards exhibition at North Light Gallery
Illustrated ‘Tapestry’ by Richard King (Silverhill Publishing)
2013 Royal Cambrian Academy Open Exhibition
Solo exhibition ‘A Portrait of Honley’ book illustrations at Holmfirth Artweek
‘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 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’, which I wrote and illustrated. A solo exhibition of
‘The Curse of the Lambton Worm’ 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’
2003 Established Arjent Design to print and distribute artwork
Andrew Jenkin is a self-taught artist, author and illustrator. He was shortlisted for ‘Artist of the Year’ by Artist & Illustrators magazine in 2012.
Andrew lives in North Wales with his wife Tracey and daughter Violet. He was born in 1976 in Cheshire and spent most of his life in Yorkshire. He studied at Keele University in Staffordshire where he obtained an Honours degree in History and Ancient History. Andrew worked as a land-surveyor in Huddersfield and began painting watercolours in 1999 at evening classes held at the North Light Gallery Art School. He joined the Huddersfield Art Society in 1999, soon accepting the role of Secretary 2004-09 then Vice-President 2009-10.
In 2003 he set up the Arjent Design studio in a nineteenth-century textile mill near Huddersfield. Arjent Design continues to produce greetings cards, bookmarks and prints from his paintings; to date, over 50,000 greetings cards have been sold. Andrew works freelance producing original artwork for commissions and commercial galleries, as well as supplying outlets selling printed work. He has organised a number of large solo- and joint-exhibitions at a range of venues, and has designed images for use as book illustrations, CD covers, large-scale retail displays, museum exhibits, tourist information panels and furniture upholstery. Andrew has undertaken a variety of commissions for private individuals, most recently for the University of Huddersfield, Conwy Golf Club and the Huddersfield Choral Society.
Andrew has written and illustrated a folklore book ‘The Curse of the Lambton Worm’, about a dragon in the North-East of England. An exhibition of the original illustrations from the book toured venues in the North-East in 2009. The book was featured in North East Life magazine and on Sun FM. In 2011 he was invited by the Akron Fossils & Science Centre in Cleveland, Ohio, to exhibit the illustrations and research from the book. He has also illustrated two books about Honley, the West Yorkshire village where he grew up, and has recently illustrated ‘Tapestry’, a children’s fairytale written by Richard King and published by Silverhill.
He is also an enthusiastic art tutor, running weekly watercolour classes in North Wales, and monthly workshops in West Yorkshire. He demonstrates and runs workshops for art societies and other groups. He was Head Tutor and Studio Manager at North Light Gallery Art School in Huddersfield until moving to Wales in 2010.
Andrew is currently chairman of the Picture House Gallery artists at Scala Arts Centre in Prestatyn. He is a regular invited exhibitor & demonstrator at Holmfirth Artweek & Fringe Exhibition, and has also exhibited work and demonstrated at the Patchings Art Festival near Nottingham.
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