From a young age, Jane has been drawn to stories that are mysterious, curious or atmospheric, whether they take the form of picture books, novels, films or music. She loves anything bittersweet or emotional and is frequently inspired by nature and animals, songs, poetry and folk stories.
Jane has enjoyed exhibiting at zine fairs, artist's book fairs and comic fairs for several years, and has sold a variety of small, self-published comics/zines ranging from full-colour short-stories to handmade books with a picture-book feel. She also enjoys making screenprinted work. Favourite mediums include charcoal, ink, printmaking, watercolour and acrylic; she also combines digital tools like Photoshop or Illustrator with traditional methods to try and achieve the best of both worlds.
In addition to selling independently and with Whirly Collective at events, Jane has undertaken commissioned work for businesses and individuals, including designs for everything from tote bags to tattoos. Jane has created illustrations for use in books including Socktopus, by Alice Yu (GMC Publications, 2011), Born to Giggle (Save the Children, 2012), and Marine Life (Girls Who Draw, 2014).
In summer 2014 Jane was part of a family-oriented exhibition organised by Girls Who Draw,Who Wears The Trousers?, at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon, which included helping lead a series of children's printmaking and creative workshops. Her work has also featured in exhibitions in London and Krakow and she has exhibited and sold work at Edinburgh International Book Festival.
Following her BA in Illustration at UCA Maidstone, Jane's love of picture books grew to critical levels; as a result she is now undertaking an MA in Children's Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art. When not drawing or writing, Jane enjoys reading all sorts of things, live music, seeing exhibitions, and getting back to Scotland when she can.