Jane Peart was born in London and studied illustration at Ealing School of Art where she graduated with distinction in 1975. She worked in a design studio in London before moving to Oxford in 1978.
After many years of devoting her time to pencil and pen & ink drawings, Jane took up etching, which she loves, although it is a very challenging and demanding medium. She now devotes most of her creative energies to printmaking.
Jane's work has been accepted for the Mall Gallery National Print Exhibition 2002 and Originals 2006, and she has been invited to exhibit at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, Contemporary Print Exhibition 2003, 2004; The RBSA Pastel and Pencil Drawing Exhibition 2001. She has exhibited at Printspace Bankside, London; The Affordable Art Fair Battersea, 2003 annually to date; The Brighton Art Fair 2004, 2006; The Contemporary Art Fair Battersea and annually during the Oxford Artweeks Festival. She also took part in the Edinburgh Art Fair 2011; She regularly exhibits with The Oxford Printmakers, venues including; The Ashmolean Museum, Christchurch Picture Gallery, Linacre College, Woodstock County Museum, Radley College, The Said Building and Green College Oxford. Jane has also shown work at the Glasgow Art Show, the Chelsea Art Fair and Printfest, Cumbria.
She has work in the collection of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford and Guy's and St. Thomas' Hospital, London.
Jane has been commissioned to illustrate books, brochures, information panels and a series of drawings for a property development company in Oxford. She was commissioned by The Oxford Radcliffe Hospital NHS Trust to make a 42 plate etching depicting hospital life, – architecture, people and technology. She has also completed a commission of a series of etchings and paintings of a house and gardens in Hampshire.
She is a member of the Oxford Printmaker's Cooperative and also a member of Oxford Art Society.