Biography

Self-Portrait  Donated to National Portrait Gallery, for 150th Anniversary Mystery Portrait Gala 2006

Self-Portrait

Donated to National Portrait Gallery, for 150th Anniversary Mystery Portrait Gala 2006

Based in the UK Mary Jane exhibits internationally, with group and solo exhibitions in London, New York, Singapore and LA.

She’s currently working towards her 7th solo exhibition to be held in June 2017 at Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles. She has featured a number of times in the BP Portrait Award (2004, 2009, 2010 and 2012) Royal Society of Portrait Painters and The Threadneedle Prize.  

Mary Jane's work also features on the covers of American Art Collector Magazine, International Artist and a number of recent novels, including The Gilly Salt Sisters by New York Times bestselling author Tiffany Baker and on the recently released album: Adam Ant is The BlueBlack Hussar In Marrying The Gunners Daughter.

Her works feature in private collections world wide and in public collections including the National Portrait Gallery and Brighton and Hove Museums.
 

 

With a love of intriguing narratives and in catching a contained but dramatic moment Mary Jane's work draws influences from a multitude of inspirations, from classical portraiture to the world of haute couture and with an appreciation for a refined technique that invokes the past but with a resolutely modern viewpoint.