Blue Biro Gallery is the online gallery of art by Jenny Caron Hall. She began painting for the first time in November 2009 on her iPhone. Her prints are mostly created on iPhone, iPad and computer, using a digital pen or her fingers. She also works in oil on canvas, charcoal on paper, crochet, and other materials.

The name ‘Blue Biro’ is a UK term for the ballpoint pen: an accessible tool that anybody can use, like digital painting apps and wordpress websites.

Jenny had a solo exhibition in June 2013 at Serena Morton in Ladbroke Grove London W11. 


She is the daughter of Sir Peter Hall and film actress Leslie Caron. Her siblings and half siblings include actress Rebecca Hall and theatre director Edward Hall. She is married to producer and screen writer Glenn Wilhide and is the mother of Stephanie Clive. 

The Tempest National Theatre London Jennifer Hall and Michael Bryant, The Tempest, National Theatre

Since 2018 she has been giving workshops in how to speak Shakespeare’s verse, according to the method her father taught her, and which he set out in his book ‘Shakespeare’s Advice to The Players’. 

She inaugurated the first SHAKE Festival (of Shakespeare ) at The Cut arts centre, Halesworth, Suffolk, in October 2019, with support from East Suffolk council, Benhall Council, The Mackintosh Foundation and several local businesses.

SHAKE Festival plans to continue annually and while postponed during time of Covid, continues to present Zoom, including a reading of the Tempest on Zoom starring Geraldine James and Rebecca Hall.


Jennifer Hall was a singer/songwriter signed to Warner Bros Records in Los Angeles. She voiced ‘Nico’ in “Broken Sword II, The Smoking Mirror’, a classic point & click adventure video game way back in the 90s.

She is also a freelance journalist writing as Jenny Wilhide on arts-related subjects and trends, and 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.

She was Director of a PR agency, Claude Communications Ltd, promoting design, art and luxury goods sector clients.


Contact The Blue Biro Gallery via bluebirogallery[at]gmail.com

 Twitter:  @JennyCaronHall

Instagram:  @jennycaronhall


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  1. Love the paintings & just stumbled into them by reading up on Ms Hall. The love of my life & I, who unfortunately did not marry (we are friends) were, when it first was released and still are absolutely enamored with, “Fortune & Men’s Eyes.”

    Thank you so much for the wonderful work.


  2. You are still a writer and your art is not from imagination but from life as you have experienced it. Your narrative and choice of what to draw gives insight into your concerns, life and sensitive nature. Your drawings and especially your comments are forming into a diary of Jenny.
    The drawing of the chameleon caught my eye. Your Mother often wears a large pink one on her lapel. For so petite a woman to wear so large an ornament puzzled me, surely there is a story behind it. Your drawing and narrative have shed some light on the chameleon. Anyone who has appeared on stage is still an actress. You are still an actress and definitely a writer. Have focus and confidence. Take care.

  3. Hello, I finally got round to choosing one of your prints to buy. I really like Self Portrait May II, the one with the crazy hair. I’d like to order that one please. How do I pay for it?

    I noticed the comments above. I read once that David Hockney uses his iphone to paint pictures too. I don’t know if they’re any good though.

    Thanks and keep up the good work

  4. have you seen Neil Farkas digital paintings? they are wonderful and may provide some inspiration as you move ahead with your painting. BTW: love the self portraits. Kudos Jenny!

  5. Hi
    Many years ago we were at Bedales – I now live in New Zealand and work as a vet.

    I had never thought of using the Iphone for art – very thought provoking and i can see i will have to have a go !
    I don’t possess a fraction of your talent however….

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