Jane Heinrichs is an illustrator and writer based in the UK and Canada. She was born in Swaziland, grew up in a small prairie town in Canada, and is now based in both London and Steinbach, Canada.

Jane studied art history and classics/archaeology at the University of Manitoba, and did a masters in art history at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London. She is now finishing a masters of fine arts in illustration at the University of the Arts London (Camberwell College).

Jane's most recent children's book "Magic at the Museum" was recently short-listed for "best illustrated book of 2008" at the Manitoba Book Awards in Canada.  She wants to continue exploring the imaginative world of children's books and storytelling.

Her current work features age-old mother goose rhymes re-interpreted in comic book format.  These luminous watercolours expand each rhyme into a narrative sequence highlighting the events, emotions, and costumes of the mother goose characters.

The moment Jane was born in Mbabane the song "Born Free" was playing on the Swazi national radio. She has taken this to heart as her motto, and tries to live each day to the full.

email:          jane*AT*janeheinrichs*DOT*com

website:       www.janeheinrichs.com

blog:            janeheinrichs.blogspot.com