Illustration Archive

All images copyright Jane Brayne


Before the last ice age Brownes Hole, a cave in the Mendip Hills, was used as a den by hyenas and brown bears. Their bones and those of their prey were discovered by cavers in the 1950s.

From September 2016 Frome Museum will host a new exhibition of this important material.

I’ve been working with the curators and palaeontologist Professor Danielle Shreve to illustrate the cave and its surrounding landscape.



A selection of work made for a range of clients

hunter gatherer

Mesolithic hunter: Exmoor National Park Authority

quantocks ba

Bronze Age Funeral, English Heritage

bestwall roman

Roman Pottery, English Heritage

hambledon iron age

Iron Age Settlement, The National Trust

quantocks IA detail

Iron Age Settlement, English Heritage

roman kitchen

Romano-British Kitchen, Museum of Hull and the East Riding

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Romano-British Stove, Museum of Hull and the East Riding

dog woman child

artist_interpretation_archer (2) - Copy - Copy

The Amesbury Archer, Wessex Archaeology

used by the British Museum

quantocks charcoal burners

17th C. Charcoal Burning, English Heritage


Anglo-Saxon Woman

Meet the Ancestors BBC 2

Romano-British Villa

 Museum of Hull and the East Riding

Iron Age Settlement at Higher Castles

The Historic landscape of the Quantock Hills, pub. English Heritage

Bincombe Barrows

Dorset AONB

Norman Castle

National Trust