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Mary Jane Ansell

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Mary Jane Ansell is a previous finalist in the prestigious BP Portrait Award in 2004, 2009, 2010 and 2012 and has been selected several times for the Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition and The Threadneedle Prize. Based in the UK she shows internationally with recent group and solo exhibitions in London, New York, Singapore and LA.

Her works are featured in private and public collections worldwide including commissions for the permanent collections of National Portrait Gallery UK, Brighton and Hove Museums and the Joe Lewis Collection.

Ansell was named as one of the “Top 100 Figurative Painters Working Right Now” by Buzz Feed in 2017 and her work has been featured on the covers of numerous magazines including American Art Collector and a number of recent novels, including New York Times bestselling author Tiffany Baker’s “Gilly Salt Sisters” and on Adam Ant’s recently released album: “Adam Ant is The BlueBlack Hussar In Marrying The Gunners Daughter.”

With a love of intriguing narratives and in catching a contained but dramatic moment, Ansell’s work draws influences from a multitude of inspirations, her sitters become characters imbued with a narrative that Ansell says develops collaboratively as she works with them, at times autobiographical , drawing memories from childhood or her response to the current complexities of politics and issues of gender, drawing too from the language of classical portraiture to the world of haute couture with an appreciation for a refined technique that evokes the past but with a resolutely modern viewpoint.

After 25 years living near to the sea in Brighton UK she and her partner of 29 years, Richard, a musician, have recently moved to the dramatic scenery and isolation of the Welsh borders, near Snowdonia, an area rich in ancient legend and inspiration.

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Hunt

88" x 50" / 223.5 x 127cm
Oil on Canvas

The Visitors

48" x 60" / 121.9 x 152.4cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Pimper’s Paradise, The Terra Nova Nights Edition

Mixed Media on Canvas

Slay Your Dragon

40" x 40" / 101.6 x 101.6cm
Oil on Canvas

Honey

36" x 25" / 91.4 x 63.5cm
Oil on Panel

After The Fall

36" x 28.5" / 91.4 x 72.4cm
Oil on Panel

Lulu at 14

24" x 20" / 61 x 50.8cm
Oil on Canvas

Persistence

36" x 36" / 91.4 x 91.4cm
Oil on Canvas

Solitude

36" x 24" / 91.4 x 61cm
Acrylic on Canvas

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Flight

8" x 8" / 20.3 x 20.3cm
Acrylic on Canvas

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In My Mind

36" x 48" / 91.4 x 121.9cm
Acrylic on Canvas

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Runaway

30" x 30" / 76.2 x 76.2cm
Acrylic on Canvas

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Solista

18" x 15" / 45.7 x 38.1cm
Oil on Wood

Punto De Apoyo

18" x 15" / 45.7 x 38.1cm
Oil on Wood

Yes, We Have Met Before (Triptych)

96" x 144" / 243.8 x 365.8cm
Mixed Media on Canvas

Sovereign

30" x 24" / 76.2 x 61cm
Oil on Canvas

Gumballs with a Prize

24" x 24" / 61 x 61cm
Oil on Canvas

Hot Tomato

12" x 12" / 30.5 x 30.5cm
Oil on Canvas

LOVE

12" x 12" / 30.5 x 30.5cm
Oil on Canvas

Mouse Trap

24" x 24" / 61 x 61cm
Oil on Canvas

Pies

12" x 12" / 30.5 x 30.5cm
Oil on Canvas

Sound of Silence

24" x 30" / 61 x 76.2cm
Oil on Linen

Target

12" x 12" / 30.5 x 30.5cm
Oil on Canvas

Reverence

30" x 22" / 76.2 x 55.9cm
Mixed Media

Stoicism

30" x 22" / 76.2 x 55.9cm
Mixed Media

Emanate

30" x 22" / 76.2 x 55.9cm
Mixed Media

Ever After

34" x 29" / 86.4 x 73.7cm
Oil on Panel

El Matador

96" x 56.5" / 243.8 x 143.5cm
Graphite on Archival Paper

Yemaya and Erinle

48" x 36" / 121.9 x 91.4cm
Oil on Linen

Harriet Tubman

40" x 28" / 101.6 x 71.1cm
Oil and Mixed Media on Panel

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