Jane Maday was born in a small fishing village in England in Though her family immigrated to the United States when she was a young child, she considers frequent trips to England to be an important source of inspiration. Jane Maday
Jane left the corporate world after her children were born, and moved to beautiful Colorado. Her work has adorned 25 childrens books, including Adorable Animals You Can Paint, Cute Country Animals You Can Paint, Landscapes in Bloom, and Draw Baby Animals, as well as collector plates, ornaments, cards, and many other collectibles. In addition to the breathtaking Colorado landscape, Jane has two children, a menagerie of animals, and a garden for inspiration, and a wonderful husband to share it all. Jane was 14 when she was discovered at an art show and immediately began working at the University of Florida as a scientific illustrator. After receiving a bachelors degree from the Ringling School of Art and Design, she was recruited by Hallmark cards as an illustrator.