Worldwide acclaim for the corporate Christmas card Jani produced for Burberry led to a further

commission for a boxed set of 8 cards especially for The Scotch House which were sold at their global outlets.

These highland birds came to the attention of 3 major Scottish castles which resulted in Jani producing

exclusive cards for Glamis Castle (childhood home Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother) Scone Palace and Cawdor Castle.

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In her native Devon she was commissioned to produce a card for Powderham Castle,

home of the Earls of Devon, which was dear to her heart being the venue for many One Day Events and

Horse Trials in which she competed as a teenager on her beautiful Palomino.

For eight consecutive years Jani was commissioned by the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution)

to design a Christmas card. The puffin lifeboatmen became a firm favourite and the light-hearted

titles such as 'In the beak mid-winter', 'Puffin Boots' and 'Puffin Stuffin''.

By the fifth year these cards had travelled to all corners of the globe and sold over 3 million.


It was one of the most challenging but enjoyable for Jani as it involved not only her her creation

of the puffin character but also extremely technically accurate portrayals of different classes of lifeboats

and equipment. Some of the nautical paraphernalia was drawn from life on rolling RNLI craft at sea!

In the early '90s the Red Kite was in danger of extinction in Britain. The 60 remaining birds were only

to be found in Wales. At the suggestion of Sir David Attenborough, Jani donated her original painting of the

Red Kite to the Royal Society for Nature Conservation. It was sold at a charity auction in aid of the RSNC who

were raising funds for the protection of the Red Kite. The painting fetched the highest price of the sale;

Jani produced cards of the painting and donated a percentage of each card sold to the RSNC.


Gurkha soldiers were appointed to guard the nesting sites of the birds and today the Kites grace the skies of England once more.