About Penny Jane
A textile artist based in Birmingham, UK.
After obtaining a Fashion and Textiles degree way back in the mists of time called the 1990s I worked with many people and gave them a vast amount of support and encouragement to help them realise they can enjoy art and craft activities regardless of their skill or training.
In 2007 as part of life's journey I began to reconnect with the fact that artists need to take time to "do their own thing" too!
Having long been aware of the overall therapeutic benefits of participating in arts and crafts and always having been a bit of a swot I then completed a PGCE followed by a Masters in Art, Health and Wellbeing in 2012.
I have particular fondness for the textures of wool and textiles and my work often reflects inspiration from organic forms encountered on long muddy dog walks around Birmingham and beyond.
And yes, Mum and Dad were Beatles fans and lived around the corner from Penny Lane back in the day...