Jane Reiseger is an illustrator living on the coast near Melbourne. Utilising her love of textas and pens, Jane creates semi-abstract images and playful line works. She draws inspiration from much of her surroundings, as well her two year old son.
Jane studied art at the Victorian College of Arts majoring in painting. She started out her working career as an illustrator while working in retail, drawing on tables and displays for products. Giving her a platform for her work to be seen, customers and designers started approaching her with small briefs, including transferring her illustrations to bedroom walls. One of these bedroom wall commissions, for a set of twins, was photographed in Vogue Living and after that illustration work started rolling in.
Her biggest and most rewarding achievement as an illustrator was being commissioned for a year to work on illustrations for the New Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne.
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What's the most important object in your studio?
I love a book I have had since I was a kid…The Happy Lion’s Quest illustrated by Roger Duvoisin.
Paper or Plastic?
If you could resurrect one no longer living person to have lunch with, knowing you will have to return them to the grave right after coffee, who would it be?
Paul Klee. I’m not sure if I’d say much – I’d hope he’d bring one of his sketch books and I could flick through it and say how beautiful his work is.We would have lunch in a outside leafy garden café with dappled light.
Preferred method of dealing with an encounter with an acquaintance whose name you can't remember.
Why don't you flip the tortoise over, Leon?
I don’t know.
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
Favourite client so far?
There have been lots of great clients.
Favourite imaginary client?
Jamie Oliver. I would love to work on a cookbook with him or paint a mural in one of his restaurants.
How does your mother describe your profession?
Illustrators are creative interpretors.
Coffee or tea?
Coffee out / tea in.
What's your earliest drawing memory?
Drawing fairy lands on big bits of paper. I stuck on heaps of sequins.
How do you prefer to spend your mornings?
Riding my bike to Williamstown and watching the sun rising over the water and the city.