Jane-Frances is an intuitive artist based in Melbourne and painting allows her to visually explore her surrounding spaces. She usually “finds” the painting through the painting process and it will often take a number of starts before a painting will appear which is visually interesting and worth pursuing. Once underway it usually takes four to five sessions to complete.

Jane-Frances studied painting at Newcastle College of Advanced Education (now part of Newcastle University) and fine art history at the University of Melbourne in the late 80s and early 90s and returned to painting in 2015 after a long break. In 2017 Jane-Frances had her first solo show at Montsalvat and was a finalist in the Rick Amor Self-Portrait Prize.

Her work can be viewed via Instagram @janefrancestannock.