Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size: 30.0cm x 40.0cm (12″ x 16″)
The Fleetwood Promenade painting is a nostalgic look back to Fleetwood in its heyday. With its lower lighthouse in the distance and the lifeboat house, sadly no longer there, in the middle ground. Prior to people taking their holidays abroad, in the 1970s Fleetwood was a very popular and busy holiday resort.
Fleetwood Promenade 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.