A Mississippi native, Kerr graduated from The W where she majored in math & minored in chemistry. She has energetically explored her present & past through creative writing, expressive paintings & both color & black & white photography. In addition to her experiences in travelling, another prevalent theme incorporated into the paintings of Jane Kerr is the oppression of women and the need for equal rights. Tradition, culture, religion, domestic violence and sexism are referenced in the themes of her paintings.