Jane Coombs was born in Newport and grew up in Barry. She spent most of her adult life living in Christchurch, New Zealand and in London. Jane has painted all her life. She completed a fine art degree foundation year at the School of Art and Design in Christchurch but is essentially a self-taught artist. Jane operated an art studio in South East London for many years and exhibited and sold her work though open studio events. Recently Jane and her husband have returned to live in her childhood home in Barry and has set up an art studio in Llantwit Major. Where she now paints full time.