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ASHCROFT, MICHAEL

b.1969

Born in 1969, Michael John Ashcroft grew up in a small village called Croston in the heart of Lancashire. After leaving school in 1985 he began his career as an engineer, painting and sketching only in his spare time. In 1998 he had a major operation to remove a brain tumour and decided to paint more seriously. He returned back to college and completed numerous classes including A- level fine art.

His paintings have evolved over the years from early abstract acrylics to using oils and more representational works painted on location. The foundations that underpin his paintings haven’t changed and that is his fascination with light and dark and his love for the city and the landscape.

"There are no secrets in what he does. Being open and honest he tells you directly through his pictures where his interests lie. We don’t have to be told by experts the meaning of his work because they are self-evident – we can see them for ourselves. In his landscapes as well as his views of the city, he wi­llingly lays bare his pleasures and beliefs. You can’t ask more of any artist than this. He is a worthy heir of those in the great tradition of Lancashire painters".
— David Lee (art critic)

Michael Ashcroft 'When to Stop, Dark, Manchester'

Michael Ashcroft 'When to Stop, Dark, Manchester'

£2,600.00

SOLD

Michael Ashcroft 'Supreme Window Shoppers'

Michael Ashcroft 'Supreme Window Shoppers'

£1,100.00

Michael Ashcroft, The Weekend London

Michael Ashcroft, The Weekend London

£1,500.00

Michael Ashcroft, As far as the eye can see, Lancashire

Michael Ashcroft, As far as the eye can see, Lancashire

£1,800.00

Michael Ashcroft, Victoria Palace, London

Michael Ashcroft, Victoria Palace, London

£1,100.00

Michael Ashcroft, Piccadilly Circus

Michael Ashcroft, Piccadilly Circus

£4,500.00

Michael Ashcroft 'Where Land Meets Sky, A Distant Manchester'

Michael Ashcroft 'Where Land Meets Sky, A Distant Manchester'

£2,700.00

Michael Ashcroft, Pole Position

Michael Ashcroft, Pole Position

£1,100.00

Michael Ashcroft, Neon Lights Soho

Michael Ashcroft, Neon Lights Soho

£1,100.00

Michael Ashcroft, Nights Out, London

Michael Ashcroft, Nights Out, London

£4,995.00

Michael Ashcroft, A Tale of Two Pubs, Marlebone London

Michael Ashcroft, A Tale of Two Pubs, Marlebone London

£1,600.00

SOLD

Michael Ashcroft, Arnside Cumbria

Michael Ashcroft, Arnside Cumbria

£2,900.00

Michael Ashcroft 'Jazz Nights, London'

Michael Ashcroft 'Jazz Nights, London'

£1,300.00

Michael Ashcroft, Stardust Window Shopping

Michael Ashcroft, Stardust Window Shopping

£1,100.00

Michael Ashcroft, Soho Pick Up

Michael Ashcroft, Soho Pick Up

£1,100.00

Michael Ashcroft, Hot Potatoes, Manchester

Michael Ashcroft, Hot Potatoes, Manchester

£2,800.00

Michael Ashcroft, Night Rider

Michael Ashcroft, Night Rider

£1,100.00

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