We have received some wonderful words of appreciation from people who knew Jane as an artist and a friend. We will be publishing a selection from those below. If you would like to add or change anything please send an email to Richard (brother-in-law).
Jane was my first Chinese Brush Painting Tutor in 2003 , shortly after my stroke. She was so patient with me and inspiring, had it not been for her, I would not have recovered as well as I did. She was also such fun and laughter to be with . I have never stopped Chinese Brush Painting, I think about her every time I do and always will.Stephanie Morris
I’ve known Jane for a long time being my first Chinese Brush Painting teacher at the Connaught Centre, then attended various classes and work shops through the years.
Jane was a lovely, kind, inspiring and wonderful teacher. We’ll miss her a lot.Chusri Cox
I am a member of the Chinese Brush Painting Society and met Jane a few times while attending Qu Lei Lei’s courses at Great Missenden. Her sourcebook was a great help and inspiration when I first started Chinese brush painting. In fact it was was one of the first books I ever bought on the subject. Clearly she was was very talented and I would love to have the opportunity to come to her Memorial Exhibition.Stephanie Hitchins
She definitely, and swiftly, found a way into my heart – she was such a warm, generous and humorous soul, and far too modest about her prodigious talent. It was a complete joy to do the [Open House] demos with her and to spend a couple of great ‘art’ sessions at her home.Kate Osborne
Jane and I did Batik together for many years and she was pleased to join The Batik Guild when Jeni Sharpstone and I suggested it. We led workshops, organised exhibitions and went to many events together in Worthing, London, Bath and Brighton and Hove.
She was the first winner of the prestigious award the Thetis Blacker Temenos Award and studied batik in Indonesia with the prize money and then gave an enthralling talk about her findings at The Temenos Academy. She was a true friend and gave a lot to The Batik Guild.
…Jane was a talented and dedicated long term member of The Batik Guild who always played an active part, undertaking her role as Area representative for the South extremely conscientiously. She was warm, generous, very creative and fun to be with.
…I enjoyed her company and particularly loved listening to her fascinating stories of the adventures and travels she had been on.
…Jane was a lovely, witty, talented lady with a generous nature and we will all certainly miss her.
…Jane was such a special person, extremely talented, fun and with a generosity of spirit that showed through at the Batik weekends and get togethers I was lucky to attend. It was an absolute privilege to know her.
…We lost another Great Person! friend! And Artist!thoughts gathered by Jenn Adamson from The Batik Guild
Jane was a lovely lady and artist and will be greatly missed.Barbara Coulson artprofile.co.uk
Jane was an extremely talented artist among other things and we know that she will be missed by many, many people.Ann and Ken Norman