Medium: Watercolour on Paper
Size: 21.0cm x 30.0cm (8.25″ x 12″)
There used to be an amusement park in Fleetwood called Corrigans, it was on the promenade, not far from the pier. The main attraction were the Dodgem Cars. You were supposed to follow each other in an orderly fashion but kids being kids we’d swing the cars round and crash head on into one another. Happy fun filled days.
Dodgems 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.