Jenny Matthews 2017-10-10T14:13:14+00:00

Project Description

“I work in watercolour, and the texture of paper, the pigment, the water and the effects these can produce in combination, all inspire me in themselves. Colour and flowers are central to my paintings.”

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Born 1964

1982 – 86  Edinburgh College of Art graduating with BA (Hons) in Drawing and Painting

Solo Exhibitions since 2005:

2010         UNIONGallery, Edinburgh
Frames Gallery, Perth
2009         Strachan Fine Art, Knightsbridge, London
2008         Colours Gallery, Edinburgh
2006         Colours Gallery, Edinburgh
2005         Colours Gallery, Edinburgh

2 Person exhibitions since 2005:

2013         Thompson’s Aldeburgh, 2-person show with James Harrigan
2012         UNIONGallery, Edinburgh, 2-person show with Janet Melrose RSW
2010         Thompson’s Aldeburgh
2008         “Really Wild Flowers”, SOC Waterston House, Aberlady, East Lothian

Numerous Group Exhibitions since 2005 include:

Thompson’s Aldeburgh, Suffolk; Royal Watercolour Society 21st Century Watercolour Competition, London; John Davies Gallery, Gloucestershire; Frames Gallery, Perth; VAS, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh; Tolquhon Gallery, Aberdeenshire; SOC, Aberlady, East Lothian; UNIONGallery, Edinburgh; Royal Watercolour Society, London; RSW, Edinburgh: Whitehouse Gallery, Kirkcudbright; and has exhibited at various art fairs throughout the UK.

WORKS IN COLLECTIONS:

Adam and Co., Edinburgh
Brodies WS, Edinburgh
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, London
Hewlett Packard, South Queensferry, East Lothian
Ian Rankin, author
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland
Lister Hospital, Chelsea Bridge Road, London
Paintings in Hospitals
Queen Margaret Hospital, Edinburgh
Spire Murrayfield Hospital, Edinburgh
Walter Scott and Partners, Edinburgh

PRESS ARTICLES include:

2012 Artists and Illustrators magazine: interviewed as part of feature on watercolour’s relevance in the 21st Century

2008 The Scotsman: 5 Best for Scottish Watercolours
The Scotsman:  “My Seven Secrets of Survival: Jenny Matthews”

2005 Homes and Interiors Scotland magazine: Jan-Feb issue, Main Artist Feature

2004 The Scotsman S2: 26 October “Top 20 of Scottish Art”

AWARDS include:

2007 Winner of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Purchase Prize

1986 Winner of Edinburgh College of Art Prize for Watercolour