Welcome to The Blue Biro Gallery

This is an art blog of sketches and paintings 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, and other materials .

The name ‘Blue Biro’ refers to the ballpoint pen. An informal and accessible tool that anybody can use, like digital painting apps and free wordpress blogging tools.

Jenny’s debut show opened in June 2013 at Serena Morton in Ladbroke Grove London W11. Two Light-box pictures were also part of a group show which opened Serena Morton’s second space at 343 Ladbroke Grove, in December 2014.


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 director Edward Hall. She is married to producer and screen writer Glenn Wilhide and is the mother of Stephanie Clive.

She started life as an actress, mostly working on the stage.

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

She voiced ‘Nico’ in “Broken Sword II, The Smoking Mirror’, a classic point & click adventure video game.

She was also a singer/songwriter signed to Warner Bros.

She is also a freelance journalist writing as Jenny Wilhide on arts related subjects and trends, and published in The Evening Standard, The Spectator, and many other titles. She is one of nine writers of Design: The Whole Story published by Thames & Hudson in September 2016.

She is a Director of a PR agency, Claude Communications Ltd, named after her grandfather Claude Caron.

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

 Twitter:  @JennyCaronHall

Instagram:  @jennycaronhall

8 thoughts on “* ABOUT *

  1. 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….

  2. 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!

  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. 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.

  5. 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.


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