People and places at specific points in history are of particular interest to Jane, particularly the social, economic and psychological aspects that that occur within society and how particular places and distinct times affect the lives of people and communities. Using various mediums such as spray paint, ink, acrylic paint, steel and blow torches she explores and expresses the experiences, emotions and memories of the people and the communities they live in and their surroundings at particular and distinct times in history.
Jane was born in a village on the outskirts of Sheffield and spent her childhood years getting to know the area and the people that lived there. A move to Bedfordshire in her late teens inspired her to study graphic design at Dunstable College. After working in the design industry for a number of years she made the decision to work freelance and started to paint and draw alongside her design work. In 2002 Jane moved to Cornwall and continued to work freelance and spend more time painting and drawing. Jane has been a member of Creftow (an artists collective in Helston) and attended critical art group held in Flushing (near Falmouth) for a number of years. In 2019 Jane decided to do a BA in art and design practice to extend her knowledge and push boundaries and after a year of exploration and research graduated with a first in 2020. Jane was also selected for the Krowji Graduate Studio Award and has now moved into a studio space in the Percy Williams Building at Krowji where she is currently working on a new project. She hopes to welcome people in to her studio space during Open Studios to view her work and chat about her projects.