Medium: Watercolour on Paper
Size: 30.0cm x 21.0cm (12″ x 8.25″)
My parents were both from Yorkshire and I do adore the Yorkshire Dales, one of my favourite parts of the world. Many of the little Yorkshire villages have a bridge spanning a babbling brook. This painting is of an imaginary scene depicting the little bridge at the end of the village high street.
The Village Bridge 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.