British traditional painter Mary Jane Ansell's stunningly beautiful neo-realistic portraits are soft and moody, graceful and captivating. The viewer really feels an intimate connection with the subject, either through the direct gaze of the subject or the personal glimpse at quiet moment in time. Her predominant use of soft pastel colours creates a tranquil feeling to her work, whilst capturing the delicate feminine beauty of her subjects.
Mary Jane Ansell is a previous finalist in the prestigious BP Portrait Award in 2004 & 2009 & 2010, and has exhibited several times with the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and in The Threadneedle Prize. She is based in the UK but shows internationally with recent exhibitions in New York, Singapore and LA. http://prismacollective.com/artists/mary-jane-ansell