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Welcome to Mary-Jane Alexander

'Every painting starts with excitement and trepidation... The selection and anxiety of capturing the essence of the subject is both terrifying and delightful. Then one loses one's self in the painting...

total absorption ...and the fear. Perhaps I'm being too particular... What if I'm painting a pastiche.. How do I make this say something different? Other painters have faced this before me and I shan't be the last...I have to decide when it is finished and that, as all painters know, is the most difficult of all decisions..'