Predominately through painting  I explore the human connections/disconnection with the natural world, one another and the self. Women and children are often at the centre of my work, depicted as mothers or as singular figures connected to the earth. 

I fuse multiple truths and paradoxes mixed with unknown 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.
My work is viewed through a critical lens of our western systems of short term gains, built around neoliberal gods and the accumulation of more than we need, with the effects of growing division, loss of life, destruction and suffering. Everything is connected.  Human trauma and it's healing run parallel with that of our earth. But there is always room for redemption like the Art of painting itself.

Jane's work has run alongside her career as an award winning Children's book Author and Illustrator 
She will start an MA in Fine Art at The City & Guilds of London Art school from September 2024.

Jane initially worked as a graphic designer. She has featured in international publications, run workshops, appeared at all main UK book festivals, curated exhibitions and given talks to children and adults.

She grew up just outside London and now lives in Devon, UK. She has 2 children.

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Selected group shows

A room of one's own, Irving Gallery, Oxford, March-April 2024

Field System Gallery, Ashburton, December 2023

Studio KIND,  Devon, Summer Open 2023

Procreate Project's Archive of Mother Artists, Oxford old fire station, March-May 2023

Stand Tall Art Auction for Ukranian refugees,  Southcombe Barn Gallery, Devon, 2022

N.E.W group show  Installation, Ashburton Arts Centre, 2018

Without permission, Installation, Dartington, (solo) 2018

Strange creatures meeting, Birdwood Gallery with Claudia Schmid, Totnes, Devon 2012

Devon Open Studios, 2010

Awards, talks, book and all publications over at children's book biography

Work and education

1996-present Children's book Author and Illustrator, 61 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


The Amphibian magazine, Issue no. 6 Spring 2024

In her Studio magazine 2022

Flow magazine 2021

Congregation  magazine, 2018

Uppercase magazine, 2018

From Rain to Rainbows, Chronicle books 2015

The Morran book Project curated by Camilla Engman 2011

Devon Life magazine 2010

Using Format