Jane grew up in South Africa, completing a B.Sc degree in Zoology and Botany at The University of Natal, South Africa, with a Foundation in Art and Design at Oxford Polytechnic. A passion for horses and painting were common threads, though 5 children caused some diversion. Since 2010 Jane has studied at The Royal Drawing School, Heatherleys and completed The Diploma in Contemporary Portraiture at The Art Academy, London. Jane had her painting " Actor's dressing room" selected for the Royal Society of Portrait painters annual exhibition held at the Mall Galleries 2017. She lives in rural Surrey.