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Jane E Porter is a contemporary Scottish painter and illustrator based in the northeast of Scotland. Her artistic journey began with a quest for meaning, leading her to travel extensively before returning to Scotland to pursue studies in art and psychology.

In 2004 Jane graduated with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art from Grays School of Art. There she developed a strong foundation in traditional techniques such as drawing, anatomy and oil painting.  In 2019, she took a daring leap into the realm of digital painting and children’s book illustration under the guidance of leading industry figures including, Nathan Fowkes, Marco Bucci, and the School of Visual Storytelling.

Throughout her career, Jane has curated and exhibited in a diverse range of projects and exhibitions. Noteworthy highlights include her role as Curator and Exhibitor for 'High White Light,' an exhibition featuring renowned Scottish artists such as John Bellany, Calum Colvin, and John Byrne. Additionally, she has served as Radio Producer and Makeup Artist for The Tidemills Project, an outdoor community show of art and live performance, as well as Curator and Art Consultant for the 'Heart of Hollywood Tour' in London.

Jane's work has been showcased in galleries worldwide, including the Griffin Art Gallery in Bloomington, Minnesota, The Arthouse Co-operative in New York, and the prestigious Royal Scottish Academy Annual Show in Edinburgh.

Jane's exceptional ability to capture the essence of her subjects has earned praise from esteemed figures such as Dr. Jessie Voigts of Wandering Educators. Dr. Voigts aptly remarked, 'Sometimes, an artist possesses a unique talent for delving into their subject, revealing aspects unseen by others and offering a glimpse into the soul.'

Currently, Jane is deeply engaged in a new project exploring the profound impact of climate change on our world. Through her art, she seeks to shed light on the urgency of environmental conservation and inspire meaningful conversation.  As she embarks on this new chapter, she remains dedicated to pushing the boundaries of her creative practice and using her voice to provoke thought and evoke change.

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