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

Using Format