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.
1990 and 2000 Red Gallery, Marlow
1999, 2000,03,04,05 Tolquhon Gallery, Aberdeenshire
1999 Broughton Gallery, Biggar
1998,2000,01,02 Edinburgh Gallery
2001 Corrymella Scott Gallery, London
2002,03 Affordable Art Fair (Strathearn Gallery)
2002,03 Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
2003 Henshelwood Gallery
2004 Inspires Gallery, Oxford
2004,05,06 Frames Gallery, Perth
2005 Tor Gallery, Inverness-shire
2005 Wade Gallery, Fife
2006 Wykeham Gallery, Hampshire
2001,02,03,04,05,06 Thompson's Gallery, London and Aldeburgh
2007,09,09,10,11,17 Thompson's Gallery, London and Aldeburgh
2005, 06 Colours Gallery, Edinburgh
1990 Paintings Published in 'The Encyclopedia of Watercolour Techniques'
1993 Watercolour Reproduced by Medici Society as a greeting card