Jane Farrell was born February 14, 1917 in Windsor, Vermont. She attended the School of Fashion design in New York City in 1936. She began painting still lifes and portraits in oil in the early 1940’s and studied with various artists in the Cornish, New Hampshire Art Colony. In 1966 she moved to Chester,Vermont where she began to make her found wooden object assemblages after the school of Louise Nevelson. Her family owned Cone Automatic in Windsor, and Jane found many of her raw materials in the pattern shops of the company. Her found wood sculptures were exhibited at the Stratton Mountain Art Festival, The Southern Vermont Art Center, at galleries in Hanover, New Hampshire and The Chester Art Guild, where she was a member. She continued making wood sculptures until her death at home in SouthReading, Vermont (where she lived for only one year) on February 11, 1989, at the age of seventy-two.