I can't claim I know a lot about Mary Jane Ansell, but I'm somewhat obsessed with her paintings. And I know I have a propensity to feature long-departed women in this series, so it's a pleasure to feature a young artist with a bright future. Ansell graduated from Brighton University in 1994 and now works from her studio in the heart of Brighton's North Lane. She is represented exclusively by the Fairfax Gallery. Here are some of the reasons I love her. More on her portfolio.