We know Jane as an outstanding poet from the North East of England whose skill with words is regularly recognised both nationally in the UK and internationally. Today, we introduce her as a supremely talented visual artist. She works in a wide variety of mediums, from watercolour, acrylics, pencil and pen & ink through to lino cutting and sculpture. Much of her work carries a strong environmental message, having been produced on or with reclaimed materials in order to lessen the burden on landfill. Most of her artwork is sold privately and her illustrations have been used as covers for many of the pamphlets published by BLERoom Press. She has provided the artwork for the covers of anthologies including Noble Dissent (Beautiful Dragons), Bloody Amazing (DragonYaffle), Be Not Afraid: An Anthology in Appreciation of Seamus Heaney (Lapwing) and Witches, Warriors. Workers (Culture Matters).

Images by Jane Burn (left to right, top to bottom): Bad Housewife; Blue Angel; Cover for the Witches, Warriors, Workers anthology (Culture Matters Press); Mother, Tunnel; Old Age, Cat and Books; Self-portrait as a Hare; Swan (previously published in One of These Dead Places, Culture Matters Press); Whale Queen