An American sculptor, Armstrong was born in Buffalo, New York, and studied at Middlebury College, Pratt Institute, and the Art Students League. She turned to sculpture in 1964 after a career in journalism. Her first one-woman show took place in 1967. Since then, she has had numerous gallery, museum, and university solo exhibitions, including four shows at the Frank Rehn Gallery in New York City and a show at the Marjorie Parr Gallery in London. Jane is represented in more than 350 private and public collections. She is a member of the Sculptors Guild, National Sculpture Society, Audubon Artists, Allied Artists of America, and the National Association of Women Artists. She is listed in Who's Who in Art, Who's Who in American Women, and Who's Who on the East.
Aware of the importance of artistic innovation, I remain a person who finds beauty in the ordinary. As a poet evokes with words, I want to capture the transitory in a material as strong, honest, and solid as stone. Not a pathseeker by nature, I take comfort in Frost's line: 'The fact is the sweetest dream that labor knows.'