Q&A Jen Orpin

Welcome back to Sale Arts Trail!


Did you exhibit last years SAT?

Yes! And thanks for having me back this year, I had work in the Bean and Brush Cafe and the Waterside. I had a great weekend.

What have you been up to since last years trail?

I’ve exhibited work at my studio for the Manifest Arts Festival and had an Open Studios weekend in October 2015 and I also had a piece in the Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival.
This year I’ve been in a group show at Altrincham college and I had a painting accepted for the Waterside Open. The flower paintings I exhibited in last years trail were featured in their monthly blog by McQueens: Florists, London.

Are you working on anything unusual at the moment? Commissions? New work?

I’ve had five individual pieces commissioned this year so far, two of which have their homes in Sydney, Australia and one that will be making it’s way to Croatia later this summer.
I spent some time in the West Highlands of Scotland earlier this year and was blown away by the beauty and scale of the landscape. Most of the new work is as a direct result of that time.

What will you be selling at SAT16? Anything new?

I’ll be selling a combination of the new landscapes mentioned above and a selection of small works from the past few years.

What venue are you exhibiting at on the trail?

I’ll be exhibiting at The Masonic Hall and Bianco’s Cafe.

What would be your superpower and why?

I’d love to be able to fly. Being able to soar above the clouds and see the world from an entirely new angle would be awesome – not to mention inspiring.

When you aren’t working what do you do?

I day sit a friend’s Boarder Terrier – Bailey, sometimes at the studio. She has a massive character and I’ve totally fallen for her. I like to think of her as my muse!

Tell us something we don’t know

This year Sky TV hired my art equipment to re-create Rolf Harris’s art studio for a documentary called ‘The crimes that shook Britain.’!



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