Portraits by Mary Jane Ansell

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Mary Jane Ansell was born at South Shropshire in the middle of England. She was shortlisted in BP Portrait Award (finalist in 2004, 2009, 2010 and 2012) having been awarded the London Arts Art prize. She has exhibited her work in metropolis of the world, more specifically in London, New York, Singapore and Los Angeles.

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Her work has a narrative flow inspired mainly from realist and neoclassicist artists. Ingres and Bouguereau, among others, helped to develop her style and her techniques. She graduated from Brighton University in Illustration and from then one she exercises it wonderfully.

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Ansell has a dedication for what she performs. “[I] have always loved to use narrative in my work, setting a scene a little like a director might.” she explains. About her exhibition running currently in New York says “My latest paintings feature military costumes […]. For example the women in my paintings interacting with military uniforms are exploring ideas around country, patriotism, peace, love, perhaps those left behind or those in opposition…

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The exhibition is going on in Arcadia Contemporary Gallery. It started on Thursday 18th of June and it will last until the 10th of July. In this article work for this exhibition is presented. Enjoy.

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