About the Artist
Jen Orpin graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 1996 with a degree in Fine Art. She lives in Manchester and joined Rogue Artists’ Studios, Manchester in 2000.
As well as exhibiting in various galleries all over the North West, selling her paintings nationally and internationally, her work has been accepted into several Open Art exhibitions. She made the long list for the Jackson’s Open Painting Prize 2018 and 2019, has been a prize winner and has received several commendations. 2018 saw her appear in Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year where the judges chose her in their top three for the heat.
In February 2020 she was one of 20 shortlisted artists from a submission entry of 2,000 in the first HOME Open exhibition Manchester.
Her paintings have also featured in the last three series of the BBC1 drama, Last Tango in Halifax, Ackley Bridge and Russell T. Davies’ Queer as Folk.
Jen is a contemporary figurative painter who predominately paints with oils on canvas, board and wood.
She is currently represented by Saul Hay Fine Art Gallery Manchester.