Mary Jane Ansell – The beauty of hours

Who are you Mary Jane?

I’m a figurative painter, living and working in Brighton, on the South coast of England with my partner of 22 years, Richard and two black cats. I divide my time between work for solo and group shows and on commissioned work.

How did you feel that art was your path in life?

I have no conscious memory of “deciding to be an artist” it was always just what I did with most of my time – still is. My father is a superb draftsman, when he turns his hand to it, and his mother went to The Slade, going on to work as a portrait painter during the 1950’s so it always seemed a perfectly natural path for me to pursue and I’m lucky in that it’s one that my family have always supported.

Read an exclusive interview with Mary Jane, an author of Adam Ants new album cover, written by Maia Sylba in the new edition of Musetouch Visual Arts Magazine…