Jane Walker
A brief autobiography

I graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in 1985 with a BFA in Illustration. I have worked as an artist and free-lance illustrator since 1986, and in 1998 discovered the fascinating world of hot-glass work. I now have my own web site where I display and sell my art glass marbles and glass miniatures as well as prints of some of my illustrations.
My favorite illustration subjects are fantasy and science fiction, and I have taken that love to my glass work by making marbles with dragons in them. My usual illustration medium is scratchboard although I also work in acrylics. Many people like my cat portraits which comprise a substantial portion of my commissions. I used acrylics for my "Supernova" illustrations, and I really enjoyed painting in a small format (8"x8").
I met John Montrie (a.k.a. Chort) in 1986 through my interest in historical re-enacting, and he became something of a patron - commissioning artwork, introducing me to many other people, and even feeding me (sushi!) when times were lean. Consequently, when he asked if I would be willing to do some art for his game with no guarantee of any financial return, I said, "sure, sounds like fun."
Anyone interested in seeing some of my other published work should look up Aliens of Earth by Nancy Kress, publ. 1993 by Arkham House and Daily Life in the Middle Ages by Paul B. Newman, publ. 2001 by McFarland and Co.
To see more of my art and glass, go to my website: ART BY JANE WALKER

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