Jenkins was born in Cardiff, Wales and studied art at the West of England College of Art, Bristol, followed up with a teaching diploma at the Institute of Education, London University. In 1972 he came to Cornwall where he was Head of the Art Department at Falmouth Comprehensive School until his retirement in 1989.

Since 1989 he has painted full-time. He was an artist member of the NSA in the Centennial year of NAG (1995), and an associate member of the Penwith Society of Artists. In 2000 his work was selected for the Falmouth Art Gallery exhibition 20 Years of Contemporary Art. Like his wife, artist Jennifer JENKINS, he has exhibited his work at the New Craftsman Gallery in St Ives.



Painter, teacher

works and access

Works incl: South from Cape Cornwall (oil on board)


1986: RCM & RIC Three Spires Festival Exhibition of Paintings, Sculpture and Pottery, Truro (Opening of the RCM or County Art Gallery, by the Royal Institution of Cornwall)

Falmouth Art Gallery 20 Years of Contemporary Art at Falmouth Art Gallery 1980-2000 2000


NSA 1995

Penwith Society of Artists


Falmouth Art Gallery 20 Years of Contemporary Art at Falmouth Art Gallery 1980-2000 Exhibition catalogue

Hardie (1995) 100 Years in Newlyn: Diary of a Gallery (List of NSA Members at Centennial)