Jenny Matthews - Watercolourist of botanical and natural themes

Autumn Theme with Feathers - 65 x 75 cm - Watercolour
Irises with Lothario - 53 x 73 cm - Watercolour
Primaries - 53 x 73 cm - Watercolour
White Hill with Wild Flowers - 53 x 63 cm - Watercolour
Spring Garden - 63 x 63 cm - Watercolour


Jenny Matthews

Born 1964
ECA 1982-1986 BA (Hons) Drawing and Painting
Professional artist since 1986
2004 Scotsman 'Top 20 of Scottish Art'
2007 winner RWS Freshfield Bruckhaus Deringer Purchase Prize
2008 Scotsman '5 Best for Watercolour'
August 2009 The Artist magazine, feature
Canns Down Press publish 8 images as cards
The Art Group publish 6 images as cards

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Recent Exhibitions

RWS annual open competition 2007, 2008, 2009
solo Colours Gallery, Edinburgh 2005, 2006, 2008
2 person, Thompson's Aldeburgh 2008
Chelsea Flower Show (Thompson's Marylebone) 2009
solo, Strachan Fine Art, London, late 2009

Other Information

My love of flowers began on Scottish Highland holidays as a child. Since then it has been a passion to seek out flowers and plants wherever I go, be they cultivated or wild.
Colour is central to my paintings, and I endeavour to recreate my wonder at the Creation around us through my work.
After three years of Botanical Illustration at Edinburgh College of Art under Dame Elizabeth Blackadder, I enjoy combining the skills of watercolour painting with impressionistic areas of colour in other water based media. The representations of flora are highly observed, in contrast to the surrounding areas which are more intuitive and atmospheric, and are often inspired by weather conditions or colour combinations I notice while out painting.

collections of:

Ian Rankin, author
Adam and Co, Edinburgh
Brodies, Edinburgh
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, London
Hewlett Packard, South Queensferry, Edinburgh
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland


Lister Hospital, Chelsea Bridge Road, London
Spire Murrayfield Hospital, Edinburgh
Paintings in Hospitals
Queen Margaret Hospital, Edinburgh
Walter Scott and Partners, Edinburgh

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