* ABOUT *
Welcome to The Blue Biro Gallery
This is a blog – an art blog by Jenny Caron Hall, who started painting for the first time in November 2009 on her iPhone.
For the record, her DOB is 21 September 1958
From there she began painting with a bamboo tablet and computer, and on the iPad with fingers or digital pen. A course in Monoprinting and a figure painting course at an artist’s atelier using traditional materials followed.
The name ‘Blue Biro’ refers to the ballpoint pen. It’s a symbol for this blog – an informal and accessible tool that anybody can use, like digital painting apps and free wordpress blogging tools.
Jenny was commissioned by the Theatre Royal, Bath to paint a portrait of her father, which since May 2012 has been hanging in the foyer there. Her digital rehearsal sketches for Henry IV Part I & II were also published in the theatre programme.
In August 2012 she began an art residency at The Old Vic theatre in London.
Her debut show opens June 2013 with Serena Morton in Ladbroke Grove London W11.
Jenny Caron Hall is the daughter of Sir Peter Hall and film actress Leslie Caron. Her siblings and half siblings include film actress Rebecca Hall, and theatre designer Lucy Hall…it’s a large family. She is married to producer and screen writer Glenn Wilhide and is the mother of Stephanie Clive.
She used to be an actress.
She voiced ‘Nico’ in “Broken Sword II, The Smoking Mirror’, the classic point & click adventure video game (strange but true).
She was also a singer/songwriter signed to Warner Bros.
As a freelance journalist writing under her married name on arts related subjects and trends, Jenny has been published in The Evening Standard, The Spectator, The Telegraph Magazine, The Reader’s Digest (monthly column with Tamasin Day-Lewis), The Robb Report (USA), Homes & Gardens, Tatler and other titles.
For all enquiries please contact The Blue Biro Gallery via bluebirogallery[at]gmail.com
or via @bluebirogallery on Twitter