Jane graduated from the Tasmanian School of Art, in 1984, when it was situated at Mount Nelson, in the hills above Hobart. After graduation, Jane spent an extra year enrolled in the printmaking department learning to etch.
She has MFADs in painting and in lithography.
Jane’s plein air, and studio work, is influenced by the Australian landscape and the people and animals who work in it.
She has had ten solo exhibitions since 2005 and was a finalist in the the Outback, the Glover, the Whyalla, the Muswellbrook, the Alice, the Cossack, the Paddington and John Leslie Art and Hutchins prizes. This year her work has appeared in the Redlands, Fisher's Ghost (Photography) and Blacktown Art Prizes.
In 2015 Jane was invited to participate in the Kedumba Drawing Prize and in 2014 her work gained first prize at the Burnie Regional Gallery MancellTasArt Award. The Burnie, Broken Hill and the Karratha Regional Galleries have acquired her work. It is also held in the Tyumen University collection, the Irkutsk Art Gallery and various private collections.
Jane is also an art teacher and after 15 years teaching around various schools, from K – 12, all over Tasmania, has spent the last 23 years at Elizabeth College (senior secondary), where she taught photography, both wet and digital, mixed media, life drawing, ceramics and the theory program.
Jane's travels have included most of Europe, in addition to The UK, Malta, Iceland and Britain, Siberia, Africa, South East Asia, the USA, South America and China.
In Australia, Jane has lived in NSW and Tasmania, and has traveled widely in most states.
The Colville Gallery in Salamanca Place, Hobart, represents Jane.
Jane and her husband, Phill, live with four cats, in an ordinary old fashioned and very suburban home, where Jane has a drawing room, lithography studio and darkroom.