About Jane

Jane Goodfellow working on a pet portraitI was born in Harare, Zimbabwe, and have always enjoyed messing about with paints and pencils.  I remember proudly winning a colouring in competition at the age of 8, an early indication of where my talents lay!

I then spent many years in Cape Town, South Africa, where the breathtaking scenery and abundant wildlife were a constant source of inspiration.

I am now happily residing in the south of England, where the gentle landscapes continue to inspire and enthuse me. I’ve always loved drawing and painting, animals and nature, and nothing makes me happier than fiddling around with sploshes of paint, or wielding a biro or pencil to capture a likeness, or an interesting landscape.

I work as a children’s book illustrator, portrait and landscape artist, and graphic designer, and I can pretty much draw anything, although I’d rather not draw cars and motorbikes (I’m too much of a girl!). I’m currently having fun doing paintings of sheep, mostly using photographs for inspiration that I’ve taken on my travels.

My portraits (mostly done from photographs) and landscapes are in private collections here in the UK, in South Africa, and in Canada. I’ve been featured in Cats’ Life magazine in South Africa, and interviewed by Spice4Life.

How to commission me


  1. Look at the different media (pencil, oil, etc.) and pick your favourite.
  2. Think of a size, either to fit an existing frame, or any size you'd like your final picture to be.
  3. Find a few photos of your pet/person/scenery.
  4. Complete the CONTACT form and upload your photos.
  5. Done! It's that simple!
    I will contact you with a quote.

Illustrations / Logos / Graphic Design

  1. Complete the CONTACT form
  2. Under DETAILS fill in your requirements and I will contact you to discuss.


  1. Complete the CONTACT form
  2. In the DETAILS field, outline what you require, and I will contact you.

Buy a Gift Voucher

If the portrait is to be a surprise gift and you can't get hold of photos without giving the game away, why not give a Gift Voucher? The recipient can then send me her/his favourite photos.

Details on Gift Voucher page.

Jane Goodfellow Gift Voucher


Commissioning me (whether for an artwork, or for writing and editing), couldn't be easier - just click on the Contact Me button, fill out the form and I'll get back to you

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