Jane was born in West Sussex and is now based in Leicester. She graduated from Newcastle University in 1988 with a Fine Art degree. She also completed an MA in Design in 1996 at De Montfort University, Leicester. She has worked both as an illustrator and, more recently, as a graphic designer. She now works for galleries and to commission as a professional figurative artist. She is also an art and design tutor, working at a number of different art centres and FE/HE institutions both in Leicestershire and further afield.
2002 – 2020 Freelance Artist/Designer/Tutor
I have always been a figurative artist – interested in colour, composition and form. I am focussed primarily on portraiture, but also include both landscapes and still lifes as subject matter.
1997 – 2002 Senior Graphic Designer for De Montfort University
1996 – 1997 MA Degree (Dist) in Design and Manufacture at De Montfort University
1988 – 1996 In-house Illustrator/Graphic Designer
1984 – 1988 BA Degree in Fine Art at Newcastle-upon-Tyne University
2019 BP Portrait Award Exhibition – shortlisted
2019 Society of Women Artists, Mall Galleries – work selected
2019 Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Portrait Prize Exhibition Rosemary & Co Prize
2017 Open 28 Exhibition, Leicester Wilson Browne Prize and LCB Depot Prize
2015/16 Royal Society of Portrait Artists Annual Exhibition – Shortlisted
2015 Leicester Society of Artists Charles Stanley Gold Award (First Prize)
2012 Sock Open Exhibition, Loughborough Highly Commended
2011 Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Portrait Prize Exhibition Highly Commended