Mary Jane Ansell: Born in England in 1972, Mary Jane exhibits internationally, with group and solo exhibitions in the UK, Asia and USA.
She has been selected four times for the prestigious BP National Portrait Award, held annually at the National Portrait Gallery in London, as well as the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and Threadneedle Prize.Mary Jane's work has been featured on the covers of numerous magazines, including American Art Collector and International Artist; plus, a number of recent novels, including The Gilly Salt Sisters by New York Times bestselling author Tiffany Baker.
One of her more celebrated collectors is musician Adam Ant who featured two of her paintings on the cover of his album: Adam Ant is The Blueblack Hussar In Marrying The Gunner’s Daughter.
Her work is featured in private and public collections worldwide, including the National Portrait Gallery London and the Brighton and Hove Museums UK.
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