BIOGRAPHY

Born 1964
Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland 1982-1986
Graduated with BA (Hons) in Drawing and Painting, 1986
Lives and works in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
2021 
FabrianoinAcquarello 2021, Fabriano, Italy. (Scotland Leader): 31 April-6 May
UNIONgallery, Edinburgh, solo exhibition: 1-31 March
Thompson's Aldeburgh, 2-person show: 10-30 July
2020 
FabrianoinAcquarello 2020, Fabriano, Italy. (Scotland Leader): May
UNIONgallery, Edinburgh, solo exhibition: August

2019
FabrianoinAcquarello 2019, Fabriano, Italy. (Leader)
Thompson's Aldeburgh, Summer exhibition
Tolquhon Gallery, Aberdeenshire: 16 March - 30 April
Ballater Gallery, Aberdeenshire: group exhibition, June onwards
UNIONgallery, 10th Anniversary mixed exhibition: July
Smithy Gallery, Blanefield, Glasgow, 2-person show with Angus McEwan RWS RGI RSW: 6 - 18 October
Australian Watercolour Muster, Brisbane, Australia: 1 of 10 invited international artists: 9 November

2018
Watercolour Workshop, The Secret Herb Garden, Edinburgh: 28-29 April
FabrianoinAcquarello 2018, Fabriano, Italy. (16 artists representing Scotland): 3-6 May
Thompson's Aldeburgh, Summer exhibition: 9 June – 1 July
UNIONgallery, Edinburgh, solo exhibition: 9 August – 3 September
Thompson's Aldeburgh 'Art Concept' weekend event, (watercolour demonstration): 5 -7 October

2017
'Flowers in Watercolour Masterclass', Off the Rails Arthouse, Ladybank: June
FabrianoinAcquarello 2017, Fabriano, Italy. (16 artists representing Scotland): April
Artist in Residence, Museo della Carta e della Filigrana, Fabriano, Italy: 25 June – 9 July
Thompson's Aldeburgh, 2-person show: August
Smithy Gallery, Blanefield, Glasgow, 2-person show with Angus McEwan RWS RGI RSW: August – September
Watercolour Workshop, The Secret Herb Garden, Edinburgh: September
'Flowers in Watercolour Masterclass', Off the Rails Arthouse, Ladybank: September
Mixed exhibitions at Gallery Heinzel, Tolquhon Gallery, Red Rag Gallery Bath, Riverside Art and Glass.

2016
RWS Annual Contemporary Watercolour Competition, London: March
RI 204th exhibition, Mall Galleries, London: April
FabrianoinAcquarello 2016, Fabriano, Italy. Exhibiting with IWS England: April
Tatha Gallery, Newport-on-Tay, 3 person show: June
UNIONgallery, Edinburgh, solo exhibition: Edinburgh Festival
Sick Kids 'Postcards 2016', Lyon and Turnbull, Edinburgh: November
5 group exhibitions
BBC Radio 4 'Woman's Hour' interview 24 August
International Watercolour Prize 'Marche d'Acqua', Fabriano, Italy: June – August
Salon international de l'Aquarelle, St Yrieix la Perche, France (exhibited 5 paintings + demonstration):
July-August
Founded Scottish branch of International Watercolor Society (IWS Scotland)

2015
RWS, London: March.
Smithy Gallery, Glasgow, solo exhibition: May-June
13 group exhibitions
RWS, London: Winner of Exhibitions Award 2015
2014
UNIONgallery, Edinburgh, solo exhibition: May – June
Edinburgh Art Fair (Art in Healthcare), painting demonstration and exhibition: November
5 group exhibitions
Scottish Art Scene online magazine: interview
BBC Radio Scotland interview: 'Out of Doors'
2013 
RWS, London: Feb
VAS, Edinburgh: March
RSW, Edinburgh: March
Thompson's Aldeburgh, 2 person show with James Harrigan: August
2 group exhibitions

2012
VAS, Edinburgh: January
UNIONgallery, Edinburgh, 2 person show with Janet Melrose RSW: May
4 group exhibitions
Artists and Illustrators magazine: interviewed as part of feature on watercolour's relevance in the 21st Century

2011
VAS, Edinburgh (1 painting): January
RWS Annual Open Competition, London (2 paintings): March
5 group exhibitions

2010
UNIONgallery, Edinburgh, May, solo exhibition
Frames Gallery, Perth, October, solo exhibition
Thompson's Aldeburgh, 2 person show: August
2 group exhibitions
3 greetings cards published by Phoenix Trading
Charity Auction, (Sick Kids Hospital, Edinburgh), Lyon and Turnbull,
painting donated to value of £1000

2009
8 group exhibitions
The Artist Magazine, article about Jenny's working techniques, August issue
1 greetings card published by Canns Down Press

2008
Colours Gallery, Edinburgh, March – solo exhibition
RWS 21st Century Watercolour Competition, London
Thompson's, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, 2 person show
SOC Waterston House, Aberlady, East Lothian, 2 person show, 'Really Wild Flowers'
2 group exhibitions
Charity Auction, (Sick Kids Hospital, Edinburgh), Lyon and Turnbull,
painting donated to value of £1000
5 Best for Scottish Watercolours, The Scotsman
'My Seven Secrets of Survival: Jenny Matthews', feature in The Scotsman
1 greetings card published by Canns Down Press

2007
5 exhibitions including RWS, London
Winner of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Purchase Prize,
Royal Watercolour Society, 21st Century
Watercolour Competition, London
3 mug designs for Dunoon Ceramics: June
5 greetings cards published by The Art Group
Christmas card published by Canns Down Press

2006
Colours Gallery, Edinburgh – solo exhibition
6 exhibitions including RSA and RSW Annual exhibitions
5 greetings cards published by Canns Down Press

2005
Colours Gallery, Edinburgh – solo exhibition
4 exhibitions
Main Artist Feature, Homes and Interiors Scotland magazine, Jan-Feb issue
Celebrity Tableware Auction, Glasgow NECC

2004
4 exhibitions
The Scotsman S2, 26 October 'Top 20 of Scottish Art'

2003
8 exhibitions including RSW Annual exhibition
Painting sold at Samaritans 50th Anniversary Ball to Ian Rankin

1995 - 2002 26 exhibitions in total, including RSW and RSA Annual exhibitions

1994 RSA and RSW Annual exhibitions
Tutor in watercolour for the Royal Horticultural Society Botanical Art Clinic

1993 2 solo exhibitions, 2 exhibitions including RSA Annual exhibition
Painting reproduced by Medici Society, London as greetings card

1991-1992 8 exhibitions

1990 4 exhibitions including RSW Annual exhibition
Painting published in 'The Encyclopedia of Watercolour Techniques',
Headline Book Publishing Ltd., London

1989 1 solo exhibition, 13 exhibitions
Commissioned to produce painting by
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, Edinburgh

1988 2 solo exhibitions, 9 exhibitions including RSA Annual exhibition

1987 7 exhibitions including RSA Annual exhibition

1986 1 solo exhibition, 6 exhibitions
Won Edinburgh College of Art Prize for Watercolour
Collections :
Adam and Co, Edinburgh Lister Hospital, Chelsea Bridge Road, London
Brodies, Edinburgh Paintings in Hospitals
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, London Queen Margaret Hospital, Edinburgh
Hewlett Packard, South Queensferry, Edinburgh Spire Murrayfield Hospital, Edinburgh
Ian Rankin, author Walter Scott and Partners, Edinburgh
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland