Artist Bio - Jenni Robinson Art
After advancing as far as possible in her events & business planning career, Jenni put all her energy into running her own business as a landscape artist. Art has been her “thing” all her life and when 2015 brought a change in personal circumstances, she had the opportunity to go for it.
As well as over 200 private commissions, Jenni works with businesses to provide the perfect piece for their premises, and enjoys promoting her work to the public through both solo and group exhibitions. The first solo exhibition was in the Graffan Galleries at WWT Castle Espie in 2018 and she returned there in Feb 2020 when she curated and exhibited in the North Down Craft Collective & Friends group show. Jenni’s second solo exhibition was sadly thwarted by the coronavirus however she is hopeful to resurrect one in 2021 after the arrival of her first child. The artist has good relationships with her retail outlets, chiefly The Craft Room in Comber and No. 6 Queen St in Coleraine, and has been a member of North Down Craft Collective since August 2018.
Jenni was delighted to receive the Ards Arts individual artist fund in 2019 and used that for membership of Seacourt Print Workshop, to advance her skills in linocut printmaking and help inform her print classes, of which she has hosted over 20 in addition to painting workshops and also demonstrations in local community groups and art clubs.
She is proud to be the founder of Etsy Sellers NI, a peer support group of creative online sellers. In this role Jenni has established a group of over 500 members, acted as Northern Ireland’s link to Etsy UK’s headquarters (representing NI at annual conferences) and helped to improve the locally represented quality and recognition of this platform as a way for people to shop for art and crafts online.
Jenni’s next mission is to complete a residential programme of landscape work and she is currently seeking an exhibition/gallery partner for her Irish coastal project.