Ins-pirazione of today
♥♥♥ Mary Jane Ansell ♥♥♥
Born in Shropshire en 1972.
She graduated in 1994 from Brighton´s University.
She is an award winning oil painter
specializing in contemporary and figurative portraiture.
Her work is currently represented exclusively by
The Fairfax Gallery in London.
Her figurative oil portraits are beautiful and intimate,
the light, the detail, the texture, extremely beautiful!
They make me feel like I´m looking into a peephole
of a wall into another room
where beautiful things are happening,
where these beautiful women are living a special moment
and I´m now part of it.
She has mastered a special technique
building up many layers of increasing detail,
firstly with a light charcoal sketch
then building up a monochrome grisaille underpainting
over which she gradually adds color
with both transparent glazes and full bodied color.
"It is a time consuming process
but I really enjoy the unique qualities it can give
the surface becomes egg shell smooth
and offers very delicate tonal variations impossible
with other painting methods."
What an amazing artist!!!!