Jenny Matthews

Nickname: Jenny
Country: Scotland - Role: Country admin
FabrianoInAcquarello Leader

I live in Edinburgh, Scotland, where I studied Drawing and Painting for 4 years at Edinburgh College of Art. I graduated in 1986 and have been a professional artist since then, exhibiting in commercial galleries around the UK and abroad. I was elected to the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour in 2022.

I have specialised in watercolour for 35 years and won 2 prizes at the annual Royal Watercolour Society (RWS) in London. In 2016 I was invited to take part in the biennial watercolour prize 'Marche d'Acqua' in Fabriano, Italy and subsequently I have led the Scottish group of artists 5 times in FabrianoinAcquarello. I have had many solo exhibitions and taken part in many group exhibitions in commercial galleries throughout the UK and internationally.

My subjectmatter is mainly botanical, but I also paint landscapes and portraits, always in watercolour, sometimes incorporating collage and water-soluble mixed media.

Most of my time is spent painting for exhibitions, but I also teach watercolour once a week at the Edinburgh Drawing School as well as small watercolour workshops several times a year.

My husband is French and we have lived in France and Indonesia. We've now been in Scotland for over 25 years and live in the suburbs of the capital city. I enjoy gardening, swimming, cycling (I used to take part in competitive triathlon), walking and learning languages.


'High Summer'

'Paradise for Insects'

My Summer Garden. This painting is based on several sketches which I made in my garden in 2021. I grew all the flowers myself and spent many hours sitting amongst the flowers, painting and listening to the bees and the birds.

Flowers from Catherine, watercolour on paper, 85 x 65cm.

Golden Afternoon, Rome, watercolour on paper, 85 x 80cm.

Irises, watercolour on paper, watercolour on paper, 56 x 76cm.

Ann, watercolour on paper, 55 x 45cm.

Autumn Garden, watercolour and collage on paper,56 x 76cm.

Favourites, watercolour on paper, 40 x 50cm.

Delia and Irises, watercolour on paper, 56 x 76cm.

Josie, watercolour on paper, 35 x 45cm.

A Handful of Seeds, watercolour and collage on paper, 80 x 100cm.

Towards the North Sea, watercolour and collage on paper, 85 x 110cm.

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