Jane studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art before following a career in design at the BBC. She has now come full circle and returned to her first love, printmaking and particularly linocuts. Jane is a member of the Oxford Printmakers and the Gloucester Printmaking Cooperative.
Fascinated by the bold, graphic and sculptural qualities of the medium her inspiration comes from the spaces in between objects and the patterns they create. Ordinary things, flea market finds, souvenirs, red cherries, jugs, coffee pots, pans, fresh flowers are all brought together to evoke a feeling, a memory or a sense of place.
Jane uses the reduction linocut technique to produce handmade limited edition prints. Each print is created from a single block. Through each stage of cutting, inking and printing the image is revealed as the actual block is destroyed. A reduction lino print can therefore never be reprinted and the editions are small. It is sometimes referred to as the suicide technique as there is no opportunity to go back and modify previous layers.