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David J Ansell

Medium: Watercolour on Paper

Size: 21.0cm x 30.0cm (8.25″ x 12″)

Signed: Yes

Framed: Yes


Artist’s Statement
Shirley Cycles was a large Victorian building which I remember from my childhood in the 1960s. It was an impressive building with real character, unfortunately it was demolished in later years and replaced with a monstrosity of a modern building which now houses Fleetwood Library. The painting is of Shirley Cycles' Shop in all its glory.

Shirley Cycles 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.




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An online gallery with an augmented reality option is very forward looking and very appealing to the buyer.

The picture arrived this afternoon, very well packed and in excellent condition. It is indeed a very fine picture.

The painting is received and is a really nice small study-like work...

Thank you very much for all your help.