Hamley Jenkins



Formally trained as an illustrator, I graduated with a BA (Hons) from the Faculty of Art and Music at Bath College in 1993. Currently I am undertaking a short residency at JazzLive at the Crypt and working towards a solo show in May at the venue, more details here.

My illustration work has recently appeared in a Folio Society edition of the classic book ‘Black Beauty’, and also featured in the House of Illustration 2016 Book Illustration Competition Exhibition (details here). The 2016 Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize show exhibited the piece shown below and one of my nocturnes was chosen for the 2017 ING Discerning Eye Exhibition.

For 5 consecutive years I was the Roaming Sketch Artist at Wilderness Festival, an arts event run by Mamaco – all the drawings appear here. Drawing and painting at Wilderness Festival over the years has been a fantastic experience and has led me to introduce figures into my landscape paintings, lending the pieces an improved sense of scale and creating potential narratives that the viewer is invited to explore.

Currently I am the artist in residence at jazz club Jazz Live at the Crypt in Camberwell, South London, and will be having an exhibition there this May 11/12th and 18/19th.

About the artist

Sketching live at a South Space Records event in Momo, London

(Many thanks to Matty Swan for this really wonderful photo)!

‘Misty Trees’, selected by Anne Magill for exhibition at the prestigious 2017 ING Discerning Eye show