Sarah-Jane studied Biology at Murdoch University, WA, and achieved a Bachelor of Science (Hons.). It was during this time that she developed an interest in the adaptability and diversity of plants, with a particular interest in Australian native flora.
In 1999 Sarah-Jane began studying Botanical Art and has attended various courses and master classes over the years. Botanical art combined an interest in plants with a love of drawing and became a passion. She enjoys working in several media but coloured pencil is a favourite.