Jane Wheaton BSc SWA SFP
Brought up in Surrey, Jane's drawing evolved from a youthful appreciation of
the countryside. Her talent was recognised at the age of five when she won a
Royal Drawing Society Children's Award. She continued to win prizes for her
art and at the age of sixteen she gained her A level certificate with distinction.
Her art then took second place for many years as she specialised in chemistry.
After receiving an Honors degree and a teaching diploma from Nottingham
University, she taught for four years at Manchester Central Grammer School
for girls, marrying her husband Paul in 1963. In 1972, a year before the birth of
her third son, she renewed her interest in art by painting and selling pictures of
During a ten year spell living abroad in Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands,
she staged six solo exhibitions. Jane's pictures are to be found in countries as
diverse as Australia, South Africa and the USA as well as in a number of
Since returning to the UK in 1988, Jane has taken part in many local exhibitions
ans has had paintings hung in London at the Society of Botanical Artists and the
Society of Women Artists, becoming a member ofthe latter in January1998.
She has also exhibited at the Royal Horticultural Society shows at Vincent Square,
winning four Bronze and two Silver medals. In January 2000 she was made a
member of the Society of Floral Painters.
The quality of Jane's work depends on keen observation and is expressed in
delicacy and detail. Her pictures are executed in a wide variety of media,
including water colour, acrylic and pastel. Her inspiration is usually drawn from
the contryside and her love of plants and flowers.
Jane's other interests include gardening, singing and playing the piano.