Q&A from Jen Orpin


Jen Orpin

What is your practice? Materials? Processes?
I am a painter. Oil on canvas and board.

What 5 words best describe your work?
Romantic. Selective. Composed. Aesthetic. Nostalgic.

Do you have any design heroes?
Many, including: Marlene Dumas, Gerhard Richter, Richard Diebenkorn and Lucien Freud.

Where is your studio?
Rogue Artist Studios. Chapeltown. Street, Manchester


Describe in 10 words a typical day in your studio
Radio, coffee ON! Get sucked into painting time warp – AGAIN.

Are you working on anything unusual at the moment? Commissions? New work?
This year my work has mostly focussed on the disembodied head and the beheaded body – with flowers.


What will you be selling at SAT15? Anything new?
I’ll be exhibiting and selling all new work.

What venue are you exhibiting at on the trail?
Waterside Arts Centre and The Bean & Brush cafe.

Tell us something we don’t know
My work is regularly hired by TV production companies for their set design; most famously, ‘Queer as Folk’ series 1 & 2 and most recently, on all three series of BBC1’s ‘Last Tango in Halifax’ (Caroline’s House).


Thank you Jen!



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