Jane has been painting professionally since 1983. During this time she furthered her art education at The Slade University, London, where one of her tutors was the renowned Sir Terry Frost. It was here she really understood just how difficult it is to paint in the abstracted form, which she stills per-sues today both on canvas and ceramic forms.
1992 saw Jane teaching all art classes at Hereworth School, Havelock North for the next 8 years, and also took private lessons for children and adults from her home. This was followed up by opening Wine Country Gallery in Havelock North, known for supporting up and coming artists the gallery gained an enviable reputation.
Jane finds living in Hawkes Bay and Matakana ideal for her subject matter and the quality of light and life there, is reflected in the vibrancy of her work. Her paintings are recognized as often being large scale using linear fluency with veils of introspective meaning. Several Galleries represent Jane Gray, including Tennyson Gallery, Napier, Art Matakana, Matakana, International Art Centre, Parnell, and Flagstaff Gallery in Devonport. Some of her recent series of paintings are available in Print form from Paper Works at Te Awanga, Hawkes Bay.