Born in the UK in 1969, Jane Worthington studied Art and Design at the Cumbria College of Art (1986-1988) and thereafter at the De Montfort University, Leicester, England (1988-1991), where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree B.A (honours) in Industrial Design.
With 25 years of experience starting at Philips Design, Jane Worthington has worked as designer and lecturer at the forefront of the design world for leading brands and academies in the industry. Next to her background as a designer she is also specialised in the Fine Arts. Portraiture has always fascinated her and over the years she developed her skills resulting in her receiving the commission from the dutch royal family to paint two portraits of family members for their private collection in 2005. Later in 2012 she was commission to be house artist for Leolux for 3 years, in this period she proposed not photographing, but painting all of their advertising campaigns for them. 2017 saw a revival of her commitment to the fine arts and her desire to build her name in this field. Breaking free from the predictable icons, with her own vision of portraiture, she has developed her own signature style and is now exhibiting publicly for the first time.
Her portraits represent the pull between inner strength, vulnerability and a desire to blend in. To represent this pull, she mirrors the foreground and the background of the composition, blending the two, thus camouflaging her subjects as a subtle element within the total. She plays with the seamless and balanced blending of these elements, creating an image that has no foreground, and no background, and the fascination is in where one ends and where the other begins.