Medium: Watercolour on Paper
Size: 21.0cm x 30.0cm (8.25″ x 12″)
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.