Jane Hamilton was born in Suffolk, England. She spent the first six years of her life in West Africa, a vivid childhood experience that has had a profound and lasting effect on her work.
” I love the elegance, the sensuality and dignity that, for me, are such an integral part of native African culture. I have always been drawn to the ‘feet in the dust’ feel of people, the essential strength or vulnerability that exists in all of us when everything else is stripped away. I like sculptures to be uplifting, to have a sensual feel and beauty that can touch the inner emotions that we all have, but often tend to ignore”
Jane’s work is mainly commission based and is in private collections in America, New Zealand Canada, Nigeria, Hong Kong and England.
Her formal training began at Falmouth School of Art, then on to the City and Guilds School of Art in London. At a later period she studied part time at the Sir John Cass School, London.
Her work can be seen at her studio in Oxfordshire. She is a member of The Society of Portrait Sculptors. She currently lives and works in Oxfordshire, together with her husband, Simon Allison, who is also an artist and owner of Lockbund Sculpture Foundry.