Artist Jane Crisp lives in rural Pukekawa in North Waikato. After completing a Graphic Design degree at Auckland Technical Institute Crisp has worked as a fulltime painter for the last decade. Prints of her work have recently been published, the publisher says about Crisp's work that "Being very aware of the earth, the universe, and her environment, concerns regarding conservation and preservation of New Zealand’s indigenous species have become a strong occurrence in Jane’s recent themes. Her inspirations evolve through the energy and emotion of the present and from her inner spirit, in which she endeavours to portray positive messages of calm and personal growth to envelope and inspire. New Zealand's natural forms, textures and culture are a continued appearance in her artwork."