Jenny Matthews was born in 1964 and grew up in Edinburgh, Scotland. She studied at Edinburgh College of Art under Elizabeth Blackadder, John Houston and Ann Oram, graduating in 1986 with a BA (Hons) in Drawing and Painting. Jenny has lived in France and Indonesia and is now based in Edinburgh with her husband and two children.
Jenny has earned her reputation as an accomplished Scottish watercolourist and over the last 17 years her work has been exhibited extensively in the UK and abroad. She has also exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy (RSA) and Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour (RSW).
Jenny appeared in the Top 20 of the ‘Savvy Art Investors Guide, 20 Scottish Artists to Buy’, in The Scotsman October 2004 and is the main artist feature in ‘Homes and Interiors Scotland’ magazine Jan-Feb 2005. Her paintings are in the collections of Adam and Co plc, Brodies WS, Hewlett Packard, Ian Rankin and Miranda Harvey, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, Murrayfield Hospital, Paintings in Hospitals and Walter Scott and Partners, as well as in private collections worldwide.
Jenny Matthews also works to commission and teaches drawing and watercolour painting.