Jane graduated in 1978 (history and fine art) and went on to teach in Sosnowiec University, Poland, until 1979 after which she worked as a journalist, including the Walsall Observer, The Times, The Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, The Guardian and Daily Express. She now writes for the Daily Telegraph, the Spectator and the Salisbury Review. In 1995, Jane took an Advanced Diploma in Painting at the Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design, London and in 2000, she exhibited in the Royal Academy Summer Show. The same year, she was a guest artist of the Stuckist art group, and in 2003 founded The Acton Stuckists group.
In 2004, Jane was an exhibitor in The Stuckists Punk Victorian show at the Walker Art Gallery during the 2004 Liverpool Biennial whilst also a writer on the Daily Mail. She was dismissed because of her painting, "If We Could Undo Psychosis 2" featuring Myra Hyndley although the painting won the Stuckists The Real Turner Prize in 2004. Jane said, ‘I’ve always been fascinated by Myra Hindley’s disastrous life and because hers was the first horrible crime I knew about as a child, I wanted to see what she might have looked like in the kind of family situation she always denied.’
In 2005 Jane went freelance and between September 2006-October 2007 she was employed by Kensington & Chelsea College as a literacy and art teacher at HMP Wormwood Scrubs. Jane wrote and published memoir of work in prison, Inside, published by Standpoint Books following this. She has also published a biography of Colin Farrell.
Stuckist Painters believe in representational art and traditional skills. They also want painting to be expressionistic and imaginative rather than academic and formal. Most recently Jane has exhibited (2014 & 2016) in the Discerning Eye Exhibition at the Mall Gallery, London. Her work now includes teaching painting in acrylic and water-colour drawing in pencil and charcoal, and sculpture.