M A R Y  J A N E  A N S E L L

Acclaimed artist Mary Jane Ansell is a previous finalist in the National Portrait Gallery's prestigious BP Portrait Awards in 2004, 2009, 2010 & 2012 and has exhibited with the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. Her recent work demonstrates the influence of 17th Century Dutch still-life and portraiture on her continued interest in constructing pictorial narratives, and in the use of light to create a sensual and dramatic visual experience. As Mary Jane's paintings have detail and a surface beyond even HD computer screens we welcome you viewing them in person.

Available Paintings by Mary Jane Ansell

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Advance II   Oil on Aluminium Panel   14 x 14 inches


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Hope and The Reckoning  Oil on Aluminium Panel   28 x 40 inches


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Winged Consort II Oil on Aluminium Panel 16 x 16 inches

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Study for Herald Oil on Aluminium Panel 8.8 x 9 inches


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Girl with Bowler Hat 12 x 12 inches, Oil on Aluminium



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 Mary Jane Ansell Solo Exhibition 24th - 28th September 2013 at 27 Cork Street, London

The British art scene can look forward to a fresh burst of vitality and beauty from the brush of Mary Jane ! Adam Ant


liberty rests

'Liberty Rests'  Oil on Panel 28 x 40 inches SOLD


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'This Borrowed Earth'  Oil on Panel 30 x 20 inches SOLD


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'A Quiet Alliance'  Oil on Panel 20 x 30 inches SOLD


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'Advance'  Oil on Panel 15.75 x 15.75 inches  SOLD


Mary Jane Ansell line of Beauty

'The Line of Beauty''  Oil on Panel 32 x 24 inches


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'The line of Beauty II - work in progress''  Oil on Panel 31.5 x 23.5 inches


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'Above, Through and Beyond' Triptych Oil on Panel 24 x 49.5 inches  SOLD


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'Above, Through and Beyond' Panel I  Oil on Panel 24 x 16.5 inches SOLD


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'Above, Through and Beyond' Panel II  Oil on Panel 24 x 16.5 inches SOLD


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'Above, Through and Beyond' Panel III  Oil on Panel 24 x 16.5 inches SOLD


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'Gather''  Oil on Panel 20 x 26.5 inches SOLD


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'Mercury's Muse''  Oil on Panel 23.6 x 19.6 inches  SOLD

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Mary Jane Ansell, Portraits, Figurative Painting

Mary Jane is once again a finalist of

The painting of 'Georgie' was selected for the Interntional PR image at the prestigious B.P Portrait Awards at the National Portrait Gallery.

Mary Jane Ansell says of her work, I find it fascinating to explore the way light can be used to focus attention on certain details, or to conceal others. Colours, contours and textures are more clearly defined by the play of light and shadow, and become as symbolic and loaded with meaning as any other element in the work.

A reoccurring theme in my work is the editing out of environment to allow for greater focus on the central character and the objects they interact with. For this show I wanted to exaggerate the sense of intimacy and the works are generally smaller and more richly laden with texture, detail and controlled colour. Costume and still life elements such as lamps, flowers, fruits, silks and lace all impart a delicate and transient sensual immediacy. - Mary Jane Ansell

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