Jen Orpin graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 1996 with a degree in Fine Art. She lives in Manchester and joined Rogue Artists’ Studios in 2000. As well as exhibiting UK wide, selling her paintings nationally and internationally, her work has been accepted into several Open Art exhibitions. She made the long list for the Jackson’s Open Painting Prize 2018, 19 and 2020 and in 2018 she appeared in Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year where the judges chose her in their top three for the heat. In 2020 she was one of 20 shortlisted artists from a submission entry of 2,000 in the first HOME Open exhibition Manchester and was also selected for The New Light Art Prize and the ING discerning Eye Exhibition. 2021 has seen her have a solo show at the Manchester Modernist Society, show at Saul Hay Fine Art, The Gallery Holt in Norfolk, selected for the Wells Art Contemporary and The Bankley Open Call. Her paintings have appeared in two publications in conjunction with the Modernist Society and a project called Landscapes of Post War Infrastructure. In May her motorway paintings featured in the Guardian online and The Observer's New Review arts and culture magazine.
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