Jane was born in the Pennine village of Delph, north of Manchester but now lives in North Yorkshire near Middleham. She has always had a natural affinity for horses and began riding, drawing and painting them as a young child.
Although Jane completed the Foundation course at Manchester College of Art in the early 1970s, she went on to lead a busy life as a Primary School teacher, event rider, dressage rider and mother. It’s only over recent years that she has returned to drawing and painting horses, in particular the Thoroughbred.
She also enjoys the challenge of portraiture and painting figures in the context of cityscapes however, painting horses in a variety of situations such as racing, polo and eventing is where her heart truly lies. She uses oils and sometimes charcoal with acrylic to explore her interest in light, form, space and movement. Her aim is to catch that elusive fleeting moment which tells a story, without sentimentality.
Jane has exhibited locally and nationally since 2014 and has won numerous awards for her work, most notably the prestigious Cuneo Award for the most meritorious body of work, at the Society of Equestrian Artists’ (SEA) annual exhibition three consecutive occasions.
– an elected Full Member and Chair of The Society of Equestrian Artists (SEA)
– an elected member of the Manchester Academy of Fine Arts (MAFA).
– a frequent exhibitor both locally and nationally.