Wynne Jenkins is a native of Llangennech, Llanelli. He was educated at Llanelli Boy’s Grammar School, and graduated from University of Wales, Swansea. Carmarthen has been his home town for over 30 years. Before he retired he was the Deputy Headmaster of Ysgol Gyfun Bro Myrddin. He has presented a series of television programmes on the visual arts in Wales for S4C.The form and colour of the landscape and the buildings of Wales are his love and inspiration. His initial influence was John Bowen, Artist and his Art Master at Llanelli Boys Grammar School. He admires the work of Kyffin Williams, Josef Herman, Will Roberts, Claudia Williams, and Shani Rees James but his main influence is Gwilym Prichard.
Through his painting he has the opportunity to transform “everyday” scenes into an art form – the timelessness of Wales’ seascapes and mountainRs artistically unfold. The palette knife, rather the brush ensures a precision of relevent detail brought to the eye of the observer. His work may be found in galleries across South Wales and his exhibitions include:-
2011 Attic Gallery – Joint Show with Mike Jones 2000 – to date, Summer and Winter Exhibitions – Attic Gallery
2007 – Arddangosfa Plas Glyn y Weddw
2006/8/9 – Albany Gallery Exhibition
2006 – MOMA Tabernacle, Machynlleth
2004 – One Man Show – Hywel Dda Centre, Whitland
2001 – One Man Show – Emrys Gallery, Haverfordwest
1999 – Winner of the Edith Lodwick Award
His work has been shown on television – “Y Sioe Gelf” and “P’nawn Da” and he is an Art Commentator on S4C.