Wednesday, 29 October 2008


I was lucky enough to be selected for a Plus Design Festival bursary. The theme this year is hybrids and I've designed a t-shirt with hybrid animals. Pretty pleased with this design. Can you spot the real hybrids?
Plus info: Plus is a unique design-led festival showcasing all that is innovative, pioneering, and novel in the world of international typo/graphic design Hopefully this will be on sale in the plus shop. For more information visit:


A few new illustrations for prints. I'll be selling these at my art markets & fairs over Christmas. Have a look at my website for dates.

Friday, 17 October 2008


I'm a member of a female illustrators collective called Girls Who Draw. Its a new group, who have got together to showcase their work through exhibitions, fairs & to make nice pretty things. We've been planning a postcard book over the summer and its currently being printed. All good stuff, some really good illustrations the likes of Gemma Correll, Mmm Biscuits, & Sarah Ray. I'll be selling the book at fairs over Christmas. So here's my interpretation of the theme misfits.


I've been doing a more digital portraits recently. Here's three that i did in September. The clients were very happy with the results, and i was too.


Well Its been a long time since i've updated my site. I've been steadily working away on various commissions and personal projects over the summer. I've also been trying to set up a new commercial graphics company called Anderson Design Group, so my currentstate stuff could be purely based around illustration & more experimental design. Alex Bermingham a 2nd year vis comm student came to work for me over the summer, so a big thanks to him. Here's some illustrations i did of loudmouth twat Gordon Ramsey and Orlando Bloom.

Wednesday, 12 March 2008


I was photographed by The Birmingham Post a week ago, and the article appeared in this week's Post on Monday & Tuesday. The article has coincided with the launch of Visual with an exhibition at Baskerville House this thursday. Here's a snippet of the article.
The Visual programme has also secured a number of commissions including more recently, a major one completed by Jane Anderson for Crosby Land Lease’s development in the City Centre, which involved a five-day trip to New York. The Birmingham-based artist has produced three large canvas prints that start off with the Bull Ring and St Martin’s Cathedral, then combine the street scenes of Birmingham and the Big Apple, before making way for the final picture of a yellow taxi and the Iron Building in downtown Manhattan.

Visit the visual site


Well I've been away on holiday for two months and my artwork for Crosby is still wasn't installed. Luckily i was back in time to see it go up. With a install team from SP Group - who were fab (cant recommend them enough if anyone is doing any really large format printing). The final canvas's covered 7x3 metres - massive! It was a fairly complicated install, even warranted a health & safety officer to oversee its going up over the stairs on a wall 9 metres off the ground. Go check it out if you get the chance. Its at i-land Crosby Lend Lease just behind the Birmingham Hippodrome on Bromsgrove Street. Very pleased with it now its up.


In December & January I was lucky enough to take a two month break to go and do some traveling & a bit of photography. My journey started in Cape Town - South Africa, then to Australia, New Zealand and finally Thailand - Koh Phenang. Cape Town was an interesting place. Apartheid clearly still exists, and we did a tour of some of the townships of Lagan, Khayelitsha and Gugulethu. Here's a few of my pics. There's more on my facebook profile.


November was been a fantastic month for Currentstate as I was shortlisted, and then finally selected to provide a signature artwork for the main entrance to i-land, a new Crosby development in the city centre. The brief was to encompasses essential themes of vibrancy, play, city style, peace, comfort, lifestyle and inspiration. My proposal was to create a bright and bold panoramic montage that spans from Birmingham scenery to New York City, depicting lifestyle, people, bars, cafes, shops, NYC cabs, and street signs.
The proposal also included a brief trip to New York so I could work from my own stock photography, and capture movement and fluidity of real city life. This is the final artwork above, its a massive 7x3 metres and its due to be installed in Dec. I'll try and upload some of the other photo's I took in New York.

Nov 07: NEW YORK

In Nov 2007 I made a dash over to New york to take photo's of the flat Iron Building in downtown Manhattan for a commission i had just been selected for. It was the first time i'd been over to New York and went along there with my photographer friend Muriel Bonnet. Here's just a couple of the photo's i took whilst there.