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.
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