Medium: Watercolour on Paper
Size: 30.0cm x 21.0cm (12″ x 8.25″)
Everybody of a certain age in the UK remembers the 5th November (Bonfire Night) as it used to be. It was exciting, it was fun, we looked forward to it for weeks, it was a big event back then. A bonfire in every garden and back alley. It was just on that one days of the year, you never heard or saw a firework go off before or after the 5th November.
Bonfire Night 5th November by David J Ansell
David J Ansell was brought up in the northern seaside town of Fleetwood in Lancashire. From a very young age he discovered that he had a natural ability for drawing. Ansell’s influences are the caricature drawings of Arnold Taylor, that he encountered on the postcards that filled the many gift shops along the promenade, and the works of the great Northern artist, L.S. Lowry.
David J Ansell’s paintings are drawn from memory and imagination and are a wonderful snapshot of a bygone era.