Jane studied Fine Art in Leicester, where her work explored ancient folklore, fairy-tales and myths using print and paint based processes. After graduating, she continued to exhibit and began teaching part-time, helping others find their creative voice, so they too could tell their own personal stories. The need for narrative remained strong, and in 2016 Jane completed a MA in Children's Illustration from the Cambridge School of Art.
"My work has always been inspired by the narrative - whether that be a line of poetry, a book, a myth. It can be more immediate - with its origins from my own personal life story or something I sketch from the world around me. I love seeing a simple thought being transported from my mind onto paper."
Jane works in a variety of ways, including painting and machine embroidery. But her first love is printmaking, especially collagraphs. "I try to experiment with creating the printed images - with no two being the same - a slight hint of a different colour here, an extra cut there. I want each piece to have something unique about it."
Jane often transposes the collagraph prints into screen prints - continuing the unique feel by collaging or hand painting the backgrounds before the final, key layer is screen printed. "I find that making these prints is a more fun process and more playful, which then feeds back into the next set of collagraphs."
Jane is a member of the Leicester Society of Artists.