I am based in Edinburgh and have an artist studio at St Margaret House. I studied at Edinburgh College of Art/Edinburgh University and have a BA(Hons) Fine Art, painting degree. I am currently studying a MFA in Art and Humanities.
I have always held a passion for Art Practice although my previous career has been within the Horticultural industry and plant science research. I previously gained qualifications for Horticulture, Applied Biology (Plant Sciences). Since 1998 I have increased my education in art as a change in direction. My specific interests are three dimensional work with kinetic elements, painting, printing, sound art and video. My work aims to show my fascination with living organisms, a constant cycle of new life and degeneration. I consider organic function to be similar to that of a machine and the cycle of time.
Jayne studied at Edinburgh College of Art 1997 -98 and Winchester School of Art
1997 - 98. She was artist in residence at the Grizedale Sculpture Park, Cumbria
during 1997 and was selected for New Contemporaries99, which exhibited at the
Beaconsfield gallery, London and the LIverpool Biennial. In 2007 she was selected
for Art4Aid International Modern Art exhibition in Amsterdam and exhibits her work
regularly in Scotland. She was recently shortlisted for stage 2 of the John Moores Painting Prize 2010 and stage 2 of the Threadneedle prize 2011 and 2012. She was recently awarded the Crinan residency prize by the Royal Glasgow Institute. Jayne lives and works in Glasgow.