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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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Study of Apollo

70" x 83.5" / 177.8 x 212.1cm
Oil on Canvas

Wanderer

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

Chocolat Plantation

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

Medicine Show (Diptych)

48" x 72" / 121.9 x 182.9cm
Oil on Canvas

Love’s In Need Of Love Today

48" x 72" / 121.9 x 182.9cm
Oil on Canvas

If It’s Magic

48" x 72" / 121.9 x 182.9cm
Oil on Canvas

Ase

48" x 66" / 121.9 x 167.6cm
Oil on Linen, Gold and Silver Leaf

Portrait of A Man and A Woman (Diptych)

19.6" x 15.6" / 49.8 x 39.6cm
Oil on Canvas

Out of the Forest I Come

24" x 16" / 61 x 40.6cm
Oil on Wood Panel

Solitude

PURCHASE

The Horse Tamer

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

The Circle of Life

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

Tributary

50" x 40" / 127 x 101.6cm
Mixed Media

The Heart of Frida

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

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The Gift

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

Separation

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

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Planting A Seed

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

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Bind

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

Beguiling

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

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El Camino

18.1" x 14.9" / 46 x 37.8cm
Oil on Canvas

Desde la cima

18.1" x 14.9" / 46 x 37.8cm
Oil on Canvas

Wishing Tree II: Connection

36" x 60" / 91.4 x 152.4cm
Oil on Canvas

Diversidad

39.25" x 31.9" / 99.7 x 81cm
Oil on Wood

A Caballo

39.25" x 31.9" / 99.7 x 81cm
Oil on Wood

Reversal

36" x 40" / 91.4 x 101.6cm
Oil on Canvas, Mixed Media

Perelandra

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

Out of the Silent Planet

24" x 12" / 61 x 30.5cm
Oil on Panel

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