Jonathan Ansell
by Mary Jane Ansell

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Oil on wooden panel
315 x 342 mm

Mary Jane Ansell undertook a BA in illustration at Brighton University and further studies in printmaking and life drawing. Her work has been seen in several solo exhibitions in London and group shows throughout the UK. She was previously selected for the BP Portrait Award in 2004, 2009 and 2010.

The portrait is of the artist’s father and was painted at their family home. This is the second painting Ansell has made of her father. She describes him as: ‘A very vital and intelligent man with an unfailing thirst for knowledge who continues to inspire me.’

    Jonathan Ansell by Mary Jane Ansell, 2012
    © Mary Jane Ansell