Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size: 30.0cm x 25.0cm (12″ x 10″)
Pharos Lighthouse is one of the iconic landmarks of my hometown of Fleetwood, once an important fishing port. The incoming trawlers used it to guide them safely into port. I have painted it in an Edwardian setting prior to motor vehicles taking over the landscape.
Pharos Lighthouse Fleetwood 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.