Medium: Watercolour on Paper
Size: 30.0cm x 42.0cm (12″ x 16.5″)
A nostalgic look back at England’s industrial past. During my art school days in Preston in the 1960s I’d often go for a walk around Preston and remember the factories, factories everywhere, churning black smoke out from their numerous dark chimneys. It was a hive of activity, optimistic days, sadly now gone forever.
Going Home - First Foundry 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.