Medium: Watercolour on Paper
Size: 21.0cm x 28.0cm (8.25″ x 11″)
My uncle was a fisherman in the port of Fleetwood, my home town. I'd spend many a Sunday afternoon with him on the docks in the late 50's meeting all sorts of characters, the inspiration for this painting.
The Big Harbour 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.