Jane lives in the Pennine village of Delph, north of Manchester, where she was born and grew up. Her love for drawing and painting horses began at an early age, but only recently, after a break of 40 years, did she start to paint again.
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 for 23 years. Later, she ran her own saddlery and country clothing business for 15 years. Throughout this time, Jane also competed in BHS eventing and dressage with her own horses. Now, with the competition years over, and the horses gone, she has returned to painting.
Jane has exhibited locally and nationally since 2014 and has won a number of awards for her work – Patchings Open Art Competition 2014 and Best in show at The Horse in Art 2016 Society of Equestrian Artists (SEA) Annual Open Exhibition and Best Racing Picture by a Female Artist 2017 (Silk Series / SEA ) amongst others.
‘I enjoy 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 my heart truly lies. I use oils and sometimes charcoal to explore my interest in light, form, space and movement. My aim is to catch that elusive fleeting moment which tells a story, without sentimentality.’
Jane welcomes commission enquiries: