Jane was born in Marengo, Iowa. She knew from an early age she was going to be an artist! Her mother tells the story of how she would let her draw on her bedroom wall and just paint her a new blank canvas when required and how she won the Deep River District Art Contest before she would write her name! After moving to Colorado, she continued her art studies, and included study in weaving, textiles and figurative drawing. Growing up in Loveland, she became friends with Bob Zimmerman’s children, who started the first foundry in Loveland, Colorado, where he developed and perfected bronze casting process. Jane being a young artistic right in the middle of it all. After college she briefly studied weaving in France before returning to Loveland and the emerging sculpting scene and budding sculpture industry. She found a summer job (that lasted 8 years!) with George Lundeen where she fell in love with the whole process of creating a bronze sculpture. She became a member of the National Sculpture Society in New York in 1998 and a Fellow in 2007. She currently has the honor of having over 175 public sculptures placed in 33 states. She is fortunate to work with her siblings and raise her family in her creative environment she calls home.