Blue Biro Gallery is the online gallery of art by Jenny Caron Hall. She began painting for the first time in 2009 on her iPhone. Her pictures are mostly painted digitally, using a pen or her fingers. She also uses oil on canvas, charcoal on paper and other materials.
‘Blue Biro’ is a UK term for the ballpoint pen: an accessible tool that anybody can use. Jenny had a solo exhibition in June 2013 at Serena Morton in Ladbroke Grove London W11. Since 2018 she has been increasingly working in textiles – crochet and hand-weaving under the name JENNY Cloth @jenny_cloth.
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 during Covid, has presented a reading of The Tempest starring Geraldine James and Rebecca Hall, and Sonnets & Carols with Dame Harriet Walter and Dame Janet Suzman.
Jennifer Hall was a singer/songwriter signed to Warner Bros Records in Los Angeles. She was also a freelance journalist writing as Jenny Wilhide on arts-related subjects and trends.