Old Biography

2021
Thompson’s Aldeburgh, 2-person exhibition with Judith Brigland: summer
UNIONgallery, Edinburgh, solo exhibition: August postponed from 2020
Museo della Carta e della Filigrana, Fabriano, Italy, 2-person exhibition with Angus McEwan RWS RGI RSW; September – October postponed from 2020

2020
FabrianoinAcquarello, Fabriano, Italy: 25 – 31 May. Leader of Scottish artist group. ONLINE EVENT
Thompson’s Aldeburgh summer group exhibition ONLINE
Tolquhon Summer exhibition ONLINE
#artistsupportpledge on Instagram, ongoing event @jennymatthewsartist
#portraitsfornhsheroes on Instagram, ongoing event @jennymatthewsartist

2019
FabrianoinAcquarello, Fabriano, Italy: 24-29 May
The Smithy Gallery, Blanefield, Glasgow, 2-person exhibition with Angus McEwan RWS RGI RSW: 8 September – 6 October
Australian Watercolour Muster Gala Cocktail Party and Auction; 9 November. Invited International artist (10 in total)

2018
Flowers in Watercolour Workshop, The Secret Herb Garden, Edinburgh: 28-29 April
Fabriano in Acquarello, Fabriano, Italy: 3-6 May
Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour (RSW) Annual Open Summer Exhibition, Meffan Gallery, Forfar
UNIONgallery, 4 Drumsheugh Place, Edinburgh, solo exhibition: 9 August – 3 September download catalogue
Art Concept Weekend, Thompson’s Aldeburgh, Suffolk: 6-7 October. Painting demonstration Saturday 6th 10-11:30am
Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour (RSW) Annual Open Winter Exhibition, RSA, Edinburgh: November-December

2017
Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour (RSW) Annual Open Winter Exhibition, RSA, Edinburgh: January 9-28
Lyon and Turnbull, Edinburgh: Contemporary and Post War Art Auction, 9 March 6pm catalogue
Fabriano in Acquarello, Fabriano, Italy: 20 – 23 April
Flowers in Watercolour Masterclass, Off the Rails Arthouse, Ladybank, Fife: 3-4 June
Artist in Residence, Museo della Carta e della Filigrana, Fabriano, Italy: 26 June – 9 July
Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen, group exhibition: 10 June – 19 August
The Smithy Gallery, Blanefield, Glasgow, 2-person exhibition with Angus McEwan RWS RGI RSW: 6 August – 3 September
Lyon and Turnbull, Edinburgh: Contemporary and Post War Art Auction, 17 August 11am catalogue
Thompson’s Aldeburgh, 2 person exhibition: 12 – 27 August download catalogue
‘The World of Watercolor’ juried group exhibition, IWS Slovakia, Bratislava: 18 – 31 August 2017
Flowers in Watercolour Workshop, The Secret Herb Garden, Edinburgh: 16-17 September
Flowers in Watercolour Masterclass, Off the Rails Arthouse, Ladybank, Fife: 23-24 September
Red Rag Gallery, Bath, Still Life Exhibition: September
Bonhams, Edinburgh: Home and Interior sale: 15 November
Lyon and Turnbull, Edinburgh: Modern British and Contemporary Auction, November

2016
Became the Leader of International Watercolor Society: IWS Scotland branch: from 1 January
Red Rag Gallery, Bath, Scottish exhibition: 14 February
Royal Watercolour Society (RWS) Annual Contemporary Watercolour Competition, London: 3 -16 March
Fabriano in Acquarello, Fabriano, Italy: 21 – 24 April
Tatha Gallery, Newport-on-Tay, 3 person show: 29 March – 18 June
Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours (RI) 204th Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London: 6 – 16 April
‘Marche d’Acqua’ Fabriano Watercolour International Biennial Competition, Fabriano, Italy: 18 June – 31 August
Thompson’s Aldeburgh, annual summer group exhibition: June/July
Riverside Art and Glass, Norfolk: summer exhibition
Salon International de l’Aquarelle, St Yrieix la Perche, France 23 July – 21 August
UNIONgallery, 4 Drumsheugh Place, Edinburgh, solo exhibition: 12 August – 12 September download catalogue
Red Rag Gallery, Bath, Still Life exhibition: September
Sick Kids Postcard Charity exhibition, Lyon and Turnbull, Edinburgh: 10-12 November 2016
Thompson’s Aldeburgh, annual Christmas group exhibition: November/December

2015
Panter and Hall, 11-12 Pall Mall, London, Scottish Exhibition: 28 January – 20 February
Royal Watercolour Society (RWS) Annual Open Competition, London: 6 – 18 March
WINNER OF RWS EXHIBITIONS AWARD
RWS, London, Spring exhibition ‘Watercolour etc’ 27 March – 25 April
The Smithy Gallery, Blanefield, Glasgow, solo exhibition: 31 May – 28 June
Lost Gallery, Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, summer show: from June
UNIONgallery, Edinburgh, Coast to Coast group show: 11 June – 5 July
Thompson’s Aldeburgh, annual summer group exhibition: June/July
Tolquhon Gallery, summer show 12 July – 25 August
Lemon Street Gallery, Truro, Cornwall, annual summer group exhibition: 4 July – 5 September
Thompson’s Marylebone, Scottish show: September
RWSLondon, ‘Watercolour Journeys’, 2 October – 2 November
Corrymella Scott Gallery at Sage Gateshead: 21-28 November
Red Rag Gallery, Bath, Christmas show: from 7 November
Cameron Contemporary Art, Brighton and Hove, Christmas show: from 21 November
Tolquhon Gallery, Christmas show 6 November – 20 December

2014
Works on Paper Art Fair (Panter and Hall), London: February
UNIONgallery, Edinburgh, solo exhibition: 3 May – 2 June  view catalogue
ArTay, Perth Arts Festival: 22 – 25 May
Lost Gallery, Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, summer show: from June
Thompson’s Aldeburgh, annual summer group exhibition: 14 June – 6 July
Edinburgh Art Fair: represented by Art in Healthcare, 14 – 16 November
Corrymella Scott Gallery at Sage Gateshead: Scottish Artists Exhibition: 24 – 29 November

2013
UNIONgallery, Edinburgh: ‘In the Company of Birds’ group exhibition: April
Lost Gallery, Strathdon,Aberdeenshire, summer show: from June
Thompson’s Aldeburgh, 2 person show with JamesHarrigan: August
Tolquhon Gallery, Aberdeenshire: Christmas exhibition

2012
Visual Arts Scotland (VAS), RSA, Edinburgh (1 painting): February
Royal Watercolour Society (RWS) Annual Open Competition, London: 24 Feb-14 March
Watercolours + Works on Paper Art Fair (Thompson’s Gallery), London: Feb
UNIONgallery, Edinburgh, 2 person show with Janet Melrose RSW: May
Thompson’s Aldeburgh, summer group exhibition
East Cheshire Art Fair (invited artist): September
Thompson’s Aldeburgh, Christmas group show: November/December
Artists and Illustrators magazine, interview with Jenny, July issue

2011
VAS, RSA, Edinburgh (1 painting): January
RWS Annual Open Competition, London (2 paintings): March
John Davies Gallery, Gloucestershire: June/July
Frames Gallery, Perth, group exhibition: June
Uniongallery, Edinburgh: ‘Plight of the Bumblebee’ group exhibition, September
Frames Gallery, Edinburgh Art Fair, November
Thompson’s Aldeburgh, Christmas show, November/December

2010
UNIONgallery, Edinburgh, May – solo exhibition
Frames Gallery, Perth, October – solo exhibition
Thompson’s Aldeburgh, 2 person show: August
SOC, Aberlady, East Lothian, group wildlife exhibition: September, October
Tolquhon Gallery, Aberdeenshire, Christmas Show: November, December
3 greetings cards published by Phoenix Trading
Charity Auction, (Sick Kids Hospital, Edinburgh), Lyon and Turnbull, painting donated to value of £1000

2009
Strachan Fine Art, Knightsbridge, London – solo exhibition
RWS 21st Century Watercolour Competition, London
Affordable Art Fair, London (Strachan Fine Art)
Chelsea Flower Show (Thompson’s Gallery, 25 paintings)
Bristol Art Fair (Frames Gallery)
SOC Aberlady, East Lothian, group wildlife exhibition
Thompson’s Aldeburgh, group summer show
Whitehouse Gallery, Kirkudbright
Tolquhon Gallery, Aberdeenshire, summer show
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
Affordable Art Fair, London
Strachan Fine Art group exhibition, Cork Street, London
Thompson’s, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, 2 person show
SOC Waterston House, Aberlady, East Lothian, 2 person show, ‘Really Wild Flowers’
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, RWS 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

2002 4 exhibitions
2001 3 exhibitions
2000 4 exhibitions
1999 4 exhibitions including RSW and RSA Annual exhibitions
1998 1 exhibition
1997 3 exhibitions
1996 1 solo exhibition,2 exhibitions
1995 4 exhibitions
1994 RSA and RSW Annual exhibitions
Tutor in watercolour for the Royal Horticultural Society Botanical Art Clinic, RBG Edinburgh
1993 2 solo exhibitions, 2 exhibitions including RSA Annual exhibition
Painting reproduced by Medici Society, London as greetings card
1992 1 solo exhibition, 2 exhibitions
1991 2 solo exhibitions, 3 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
Graduated from Edinburgh College of Art with BA(Hons) in Drawing and Painting

paintings in private collections in the UK, Brazil, France and Australia, and in the collections of:
Adam and Co., Edinburgh
Brodies, Edinburgh
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Ian Rankin, author
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, Edinburgh
Lister Hospital, Chelsea Bridge, London
Queen Margaret Hospital, Edinburgh
Spire Murrayfield Hospital, Edinburgh
Walter Scott and Partners, Edinburgh

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