A very few signed and numbered Artist's Proofs of Girl in a Cocked Hat and Mercury's Muse are currently available in my recently launched shop here:
I'm showing seven new paintings in the Contemporary Romanticism Show at Arcadia Contemporary New York - 51 Greene Street, New York, NY 10013
The Private View is on Thursday, April 24th from 6 to 8pm, and the show runs until May the 15th.
All works are available to view on my website here:
For sales please contact Steve or Michael at Arcadia Tel: (+001) 212 965 1387 or email:email@example.com
I'm featured in the April edition of American Art Collector which I will add more later...Fine Art Connoisseur previewed the show here:
I had the pleasure of speaking with Diana Pinck at 25A Magazine recently and she was kind enough to feature me and my work in their current issue... here's an extract and link to the full article:
Female artists, and Mary Jane is a prime example, will generally paint strong women who look right back at you from the painting. There is a real presence, almost a dialogue between the viewer and the subject. Although the sensuality and beauty of the sitter are apparent, they are not the main focus of the painting. When women paint other women, sensuality is the supporting rhythm of the piece, rather than the main melody.
Well Happy New Year one and all... and to kick off 2014 I'm looking forward to showing a new piece with Arcadia Contemporary at the LA Art Show - not only is it the largest art fair on the West Coast but it is currently a clear and sunny 21 °C, once again reminding me that I really must start making my shipping crates large enough to fit in.
Opening: 24th September - 28th September
Tuesday 10am - 6pm
Wednesday 10am - 6pm
Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday 10am- 6pm
Saturday 10am- 5pm
If you'd like to join me at the Private View please do,
6 - 8pm Tuesday 24th September
I'll be showing 18 new paintings and drawings, some of which you can view (and purchase) now at the Fairfax Gallery
Below: This Borrowed Earth - 20 x 30 inches
I'll also be showing two new pieces at Arcadia Contemporary New York - 51 Greene Street, New York, NY 10013
Small Works Group Exhibition
Private View is on Thursday, September 19th from 6 to 8pm.
Three weeks to go before I hang the show so the midnight oil is being well and truly burnt here in the studio... in the meantime here's the first of one of my favourite new pieces - a work in progress shot of the left panel of a triptych featuring new model Mason...
My next solo show is coming up fast - the studio is a hive of activity and new work and I'll be posting up more soon but for now here's a preview:
The show opens on September 24th at Gallery 27 Cork Street London
The current issue of Art of England Magazine focusses on portraiture including an article on yours truly... it also features my good friends and very talented artists Alan Coulson and David Eichenburg. On sale June 27th.
Adam Ant is The BlueBlack Hussar In Marrying The Gunners Daughter features Girl in a Cocked Hat I & II on the cover. Also seen in this video: The Beauty of the Hours. Paintings shown are collection of Adam Ant. All paintings © Mary Jane Ansell 2010
Adam Ant talking about his new album The Blue Black Hussar in Marrying the Gunners Daughter featuring my paintings Girl in a Cocked Hat I and IIRead More
My portrait of my father is on show currently as part of the BP Portrait Award at The National Portrait Gallery, London. Exhibition runs till 23rd September then goes on tour to the venues below. You can see more of the work from the exhibition and order a print of any of the selected entries here: www.npg.org.uk
Following the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, the winners and selected entries will subsequently tour to:
Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh
3 November 2012 – 27 January 2013
Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter
9 February – 19 May 2013
The exhibition tour is organised by the National Portrait Gallery.