Jane Maday was born in a small fishing village in England. 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. At age 14, Jane was discovered at an art show and immediately began working at the University of Florida as a scientific illustrator. After receiving a bachelor's degree from the Ringling School of Art and Design, Jane began illustrating children's books and painting for licensed products. Living now in Colorado with her wonderful husband, Jane finds happiness in the breathtaking landscape around her, her two children, a menagerie of animals and her garden.