Born in Oxford, Jane studied at the Byam Shaw School of Art in London and then painted for a year in Spain before returning to teach in England. Jane and her family have lived in Hong Kong, Ottawa, and Kuala Lumpur and Jane has had a solo exhibition in each city. She has also travelled and painted in India, Thailand, Bali and Australia. In 1991 she returned with her family to their London home and a house and studio on the Pembrokeshire coast. From 1985, Jane has had a series of very successful solo exhibitions at the New Academy Gallery in London.