About Jane

Jane Evans studied Chinese Brush Painting at the Chinese Artists’ Guild and the Philippine Chinese Art Center in the Philippines, studying with Chen Bingsun, Hau Chiok and Sy Chiu Hua. After returning to Britain, Jane continued to develop her painting, exploring the versatility of Chinese techniques and materials by using them in adventurous ways. Drawing on Eastern and Western ideas about light, space and perspective, she has evolved a highly original style, creating colourful abstracted paintings that combine both aesthetic traditions.

Jane has held successful one-woman exhibitions and taken part in group shows. She undertakes commissions and runs courses and workshops in Britain and abroad. She is Honorary Co-president of the Chinese Brush Painters Society.

Jane’s painting “Auvergne Winter” has been on loan to the Metropolitan Museum of Manila in the Philippines for an exhibition entitled “Enlivening the Past, Shaping the Future”


Chinese Brush Painting (new edition), Dover Publications, 2004
Holding An open Studio – An Artist’s Handbook, Cambridge Open Studios, 2000
Learn To Paint With A Chinese Brush, HarperCollins, 1994
Landscape Painting With A Chinese Brush, HarperCollins, 1992
Chinese Flower Painting, Search Press, 1990
Chinese Brush Painting, Collins/Watson Guptill, 1987