Medium: Watercolour on Paper
Size: 21.0cm x 30.0cm (8.25″ x 12″)
During one sunny day in late September 2019 whilst walking along Knott End on Sea promenade, I stood by the L.S. Lowry statue near the ferry slip and looked over to Fleetwood as the sun was setting. The tide was quite high as were the birds in the sky. I quickly sketched the scene and later finished the painting in my studio.
Sunset over 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.