Jane studied at Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen 1975-76 and Harrow college of art, London from 1982-85, graduating with an HND in Art and design/Illustration.Jane opened her own gallery, Shorelines gallery in Kirkwall,Orkney in 1987. In 2005 she moved to her studio/gallery-shop in the village of Finstown. She has sold prints and cards to many outlets throughout the UK and original work worldwide. Jane sold her gallery in 2016 and moved her studio into Kirkwall at The Creative Hub in Hatston.
My work is defined by the nature, colour, landscape and light of my surroundings in Orkney, which I love.
Illustration work: 1985-Twelve full colour Illustrations and several black and white drawings for the children’s book ‘Sheldra’ by Theresa Hedges, based around the neolithic Tomb of the eagles in South Ronaldsay, Orkney.
1985 Two book cover Illustrations for the poet George Mackay Browns novels and one cover for a Naomi Mitchison novel commisioned by Richard Drew publishers.
1986 A set of black and white drawings for Catherine Brown’s Scottish cookery published by Richard Drew.
1986 A set of four large paintings commissioned by the Highland Park Distillery for their new visitor centre in Orkney.
1987- to present day, many private commissions worldwide.
AOI Gallery, London- 1984, Young Illustrators exhibition.
Tankerness House Museum, Kirkwall- 1986 The craftsman at work. Solo Exhibition.
Glad stones Land, Edinburgh- 1992 - joint exhibition.
The McEwan gallery, Aberdeenshire - mixed exhibition in 1992.
The Pier Arts Centre, Stromness - Jane regularly exhibits here in mixed exhibitions.
The Orkney Gallery, Kirkwall – 1995. Solo exhibition.’ From Orkney to France’.
Hanover Fine Arts, Edinburgh- mixed exhibition, 1996.
The Beauly gallery, Inverness-shire- 2008 mixed exhibition
The Tore gallery, Inverness-shire- 2008 mixed exhibition
The Royal Scottish society of painters in watercolour annual exhibition at The Royal Academy, Edinburgh 2012
The Royal Scottish society of painters in watercolour 3rd Open summer exhibition, The Meffan Institute, Forfar 2014
Breathless Breastless Project July 2014, Seventeen, Aberdeen. A travelling exhibition consisting of twelve artists who have experienced breast cancer.
Jane Glue Gallery, Finstown,Orkney- Jane has exhibited and sold work mainly at her own gallery from 1987-2016.