About the artist
For more than 35 years Jane Hickman has been painting using the Batik technique. This process allows the artist/designer to control coloured dyes when painting on a woven material such as silk or fine cotton.
Water-based dyes are used in conjunction with hot liquid wax to determine where colours appear in the painting.
In 1986 Jane set up her studio in the Herefordshire countryside. Since that time she has developed her work and sells through Galleries, Craft Shows and Flower Shows, exhibiting regularly at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and other local venues.
In the beginning, she sold only original batik paintings but over the past 35 years she has published a range of greeting cards and a separate range of prints.
Her latest venture has involved having her designs printed onto silk, velvet and wool fabric to produce an extensive range of scarves.