Jan trained as an illustrator at the London College of Printing, followed by a career as a commercial artist in industry.
At the Society of Botanical Artists Exhibitions she has been awarded the Certificate of Botanical Merit 2006, and Presidents Award 2007.
She has the Royal Horticultural Society Silver Gilt Medal. In the last 10 years she has exhibited widely in mixed and solo exhibitions in galleries across the country and in Japan.
She exhibits yearly at the Chelsea Flower Show and is also a member of the Society of Floral Artists (award of Excellence 2005).
Moving away from a strictly botanical technique, Jan also employs a variety of mixed media on her paintings including collage and gold leaf.
These are reproduced frequently as limited edition prints and greetings cards.
Jan has a Certificate in Adult Education and teaches at workshops and courses at RHS Wisley, Gilbert White’s House, and to accompany exhibitions.
For more information on courses and up to date news, Jan maintains a website that includes a weekly blog with images of work in progress and events.