Jane’s work is heavily linked to the human figure and has been influenced by a combination of the British expressionist figurative sculptors Reg Butler, Lynn Chadwick and Kenneth Armitage as well as Elizabeth Frink and Barbara Hepworth all of whose work she admires. More recently also by Emily Young — who she met last year while working in Carrara in Italy.
Jane is l...argely self-taught and has been developing both her sculpting and drawing skills since she first started sculpting back in 2001 whilst she was working full time as a University Lecturer. Jane first decided to rekindle her childhood love of drawing and painting back in the 1990s by attending life drawing classes at the Hampstead school of Art. Jane then went on to hone her drawing and painting skills by attending further small private classes with a couple of practicing artists. One of the classes she attended required the students to capture the essence of the pose in a five and ten minute sketches. This skill of capturing the essence of a movement in a quick sketch is what Jane tries to recapture in her sculptures today.
For the past five years Jane has spent several weeks each summer in Carrara, Italy working alongside several prominent international artists from the USA, Japan, Italy, and the UK. This has helped her develop her carving skills enormously and her work is now in several art collections both here in the UK and the USA.
Jane has exhibited in several Art Fairs in London including the 20/21 Art Fair, the Affordable Art Fairs in both Hampstead and Battersea, and the Chelsea Art Fair.
Apart from selling her work through galleries, Jane has undertaken several private commissions for large garden sculptures in both Bronze and in Stone. Her most recent commission was a public commission for a large stone garden sculpture for the Mother and Baby Unit at the Royal United Hospital Bath.