Predominately through painting Jane explores the human connection/disconnection with the natural world. Women are often at the centre of her work, depicted as mothers or as singular figures connected to the earth.
Jane fuses multiple truths and paradoxes; light and dark, suffering and hope, destruction and creation mixed with energies beyond the human. Fragmented and ambiguous layers of meaning and material connect to the unconscious collective and self. Ultimately everything on earth becomes physical or psychological food or poison. Human trauma and it's healing run parallel with that of our earth. There is always room for redemption like the art of painting itself.
Her work is experimental and transformative and runs alongside her career as an award winning Children's book Author and Illustrator from which she has independently supported herself and children.
Jane initially worked as a graphic designer. She has featured in many worldwide publications, run workshops, appeared at all main UK book festivals, curated exhibitions and given talks to children and adults.
Jane grew up just outside London and now lives in Devon, UK.
Eduction and work
1996-present Children's book Author and Illustrator, 60 books
2017- 2022 Mural, signs and shop window Artist
1996 Freelance designer, clients including, BBC books, paper tiger design and DK children's books
1993-1996 Book designer, Reed Children's books (Egmont)
1991-1992 Book designer, ABC children's books and DK publishing
1989-1991 Art director, Apollo Arts and Antiques magazine
1984-1988 HND distinction, Watford college of Art and design
Awards, talks, book and all publications over at children's book biography
Studio KIND, Devon (selected) Summer open 2023
Procreate Project's Archive of Mother Artists, Oxford old fire station, 2023
Stand Tall (selected ) Art Auction, Southcombe barn gallery, Devon, 2022
N.E.W group show (selected) Installation, Ashburton Arts, 2018
Without permission, Installation, Dartington, (solo) 2018
Strange creatures meeting, with Claudia Schmid, Totnes, 2012
Devon Open Studios, 2010