Meet Jane Wilcoxson, the new gallery owner on the corner of Fountain and Commerce Streets (formerly Story Pottery).
We caught up with Jane last night as she was busy getting the gallery ready for today’s opening. She was nice enough to show us around and let us take a few photos.
Her bright oil pastels, mostly animals, are perfect for Mineral Point.
Jane was raised in the small rural village of Endon in Staffordshire Moorelands and was born near Cornwall in a town called Chipping Sodbury. She went on to earn a fine arts degree and a postgraduate certificate in arts education.
She was drawn to Mineral Point because she missed her British roots. (Further proof that the BBC was right when it named Mineral Point one of the 10 Most British Towns in the US.)
For the next two years, Jane and her geologist husband Keith will divide their time between Mineral Point and their home outside Chicago. When their youngest son graduates from high school, they plan to move up here and build a hobbit house on property they purchased just outside town.
Stop by and give Jane a big welcome to Mineral Point!
– Contributed by the Hays