Jennifer Robson is originally from Dundee, and a Duncan of Jordanstone graduate, lives in Fife with her partner and puppy. She graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone in 2004 with a degree in Drawing and Painting. She works from home and from her WASPS Dundee studio. She makes drawings, paintings, embroideries, digital art and sculptures all underpinned by her passion for drawing her world.
In 2011 Jennifer was approached by theatre company Poorboy / The Bell Rock Co. to work as lead artist on production for Blood and Roses. Her work was featured in a site-specific audio-visual tour of Merchant City (Glasgow 2010) as part of the International European Theatre Meeting, the production was then invited to the Made in Scotland showcase at The Edinburgh Fringe (2011).
Jennifer has twice been a recipient of the Dundee Visual Artists Awards in both 2010 and 2011, which provided financial support towards her solo shows Telling Tales (Tails), Outbye Gallery, Pittenweem in 2011 and The Girl who had a Tail, Meffan Gallery and Museum, Forfar in 2013. Jennifers work is held in private and public collections internationally. In 2011, The Blue Hare drawing won a Meffan Museum and Gallery, Winter Exhibition Purchase Prize and is now held in Angus Museum Collections.
In 2013 her solo show entitled The Girl who had a Tail at the Meffan Gallery and Museum, Forfar following her work 'The Blue Hare' winning a prize at Christmas exhibition in 2011 The Blue Hare is now held in Angus Council Collections. Since then she has been diagnosed with Crohn's disease which has influenced her work and outlook on life. Recent works includes; oil paintings of local riverscapes inspired by the commute over the River Tay and the legend of the Tay whale, that swam up the river in Victorian Dundee. In January she completed a daily drawing project inspired by her daily walks with her puppy in the Fife woodland near her home. She is also known for her Scottish wildlife series, especially her blue hare drawings, all skilfully executed with her delicate touch and a hint of fairytale.
She has mad a series of limited edition digitally archival quality giclee prints and greeting cards from her popular artworks, which makes her art more accesible for all. She sells this work online via her Folksy shop https://folksy.com/shops/jenniferrobson but is currently building her own shop for this website.
She regularly exhibits originals in art galleries and sells her originals, prints and digital art created from her drawings at selected markets and fairs in Scotland include WASPS Artist studios Dundee, winter and summer sales, Pretty Fly Workshop, Dundee, Teagreen Pop Up Events, Urban Market, Dundee.
Alongside her own work, she has built up a popular business of tutoring art classes for all ages. She has taught her classes at McManus Art Galleries, Dundee, Art Societies in Dundee, Angus and Fife and privately from WASPS studio her studio in Dundee. She also works with schools delivering art CPD for teachers, and many projects with the One World Centre Dundee using art to engage and inspire young people in themes of Global Citizenship.