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Jenny Matthews


Concepts Creation is a constant inspiration: plants, insects, landscapes and gardens. I work in watercolour, combining traditional watercolour techniques with more painterly, semi-abstract backgrounds. I enjoy the traditional skills of watercolour while at the same time challenging myself to push its boundaries using other water-based media and collage. Influences Elizabeth Blackadder has been especially influential as my tutor at Edinburgh College of Art for 3 years. Turner and the Impressionists for their use of colour and light. Durer for his plant studies and portraits. Picasso for his ability to summarise what he observed. Career path Edinburgh College of Art 1982-1986: BA (Hons) Drawing and Painting Professional painter since 1986, exhibiting regularly around the UK. I have taken part in over 100 group exhibitions, including Royal Scottish Academy, Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour, Royal Watercolour Society London, and had many solo exhibitions. read full statement

Location Edinburgh, Scotland
Activities Private commissions
Artforms / type of project Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting
Tags watercolour acrylic flowers butterflies botanical painting paper Scottish

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  • Water and Colour

    02/05/2014 – 02/06/2014
    UNIONgallery, 45 Broughton Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3JU

    A solo exhibition of new watercolour paintings: flowers, butterflies and colour. Foreword

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