Born in the UK, Jane grew up in Wellington, New Zealand. Creativity runs in her Dutch/ Yorkshire genes with every one of her siblings forging their professional path in the creative realm.

A descendant of the Hawley Yorkshire Potters, Jane’s family ran a ceramic business importing and designing delicate glass and dinnerware, (Dutch influences everywhere!). Growing up, Jane was either home, surrounded by precious porcelain, or sitting in on rehearsals with the New Zealand Opera—watching her father, professional opera singer, hone his craft.

The Hawley artistic streak cements a tight bond between Jane, her 2 sisters and brother and an incredible inspirational, design and story based brain for a mother – international costume designers, corporate design and idea skills and street artist and fine art illustration and commission work abound among them.

Jane has come back to painting later in life having chosen a corporate path, untrained in the arts Jane catches up where she can and learns through trial and error on the job.




Fingal Head artist Jane Hoggard comes from a broad cultural upbringing from the UK to New Zealand. Taking the abstract pathway as opposed to the more design/commercial sector her siblings chose, Jane’s training lies in illustration, medium experimentation and her tactile love of collecting and layering. This is evident in her mixed media work and pure ‘play’ attitude incorporating textures and found objects when balancing her compositions.  Jane changes mediums constantly, her daily drawing practice is her baseline.




Taking a light-hearted view of traditional genres – still life, landscapes the everyday, experimenting Jane creates bold, thoughtful mixed media compositions. Inspired by the Byron Bay and northern rivers region where she lives, Jane’s multi-layered pieces reveal a strong sensitivity and depth as she explores meaning in the everyday.

Using collected bits and pieces, including antique maps and manuals, Jane experiments with subject and mixed media to create authentic— sometimes sentimental, always curious — snapshots of life. Bright colour and illustration overlaps oils, acrylics, stencil work, found objects and ink to consistently create original canvases of discovery.

Jane’s energetic, yet delicate line work is a staple feature — providing a finishing touch to her collage and abstract work.

Jane Hoggard sells her work through Fineprint.co (Corporate Art), Art Lovers Austral and local galleries and print exclusives Coastal Framing and Design, Tweed South.