|Mary Jane Ansell was a finalist in the 2004 B.P. Portrait award, held at the National Gallery, and has exhibited at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters' exhibition. In 2006 she was invited to produce a portrait to be auctioned at the National Portrait Gallery‚Äôs 150th Anniversary Gala. Mary Jane is represented exclusively by the Fairfax Gallery.
Having gained a reputation for immaculately painted oils with intriguing narratives, her newest paintings are inspired by personal and universal themes of restriction and release, of contemplation and the metamorphosis that begins with revelation.