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.

Exhibitions include:

1987,88,93,94,99         RSA

1990,94,99,2003          RSW

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

Solo Exhibitions:

2005, 06                       Colours Gallery, Edinburgh

1990                             Paintings Published in 'The Encyclopedia of Watercolour Techniques'

1993                             Watercolour Reproduced by Medici Society as a greeting card