A Capetonian by birth and now a resident in the Scenic South Peninsula, Jane received a BA in Fine Art in 2001 from the Michaelis School of Art, UCT, with a major in printmaking. She has had two acclaimed solo exhibitions of her paintings – at the Irma Stern Museum in 2006 and at Bell Roberts Gallery in 2008.
Subsequent to turning her focus to etching , she has had a solo exhibition at the South African Print Gallery and is presently exhibiting in her prints at Amaridian Gallery in New York, where the work of her husband, sculptor Nic Bladen is also on show.
Her work has been exhibited in a number of prestigious galleries and may currently be seen at the Kalk Bay Modern Gallery, Dorp Street Gallery, Grande Provence and Rust en Vrede Gallery where she will be exhibiting her most recent etchings of a multiple-plate prints of insects that form complex mandala shapes.
“While the insects depict metamorphosis and transformation, the meditative, balanced shapes of the mandalas are, in Jungian thought, seen as symbols representing the effort to re-unify the soul, ” explains Jane.
See her recent prints at Rust-en-Vrede Gallery, Durbanville, opening Tuesday 19th March.