Ashcroft, Michael (b.1969)
Born Todmorden, Lancashire.
While still a student she had solo and mixed shows in The Midlands, London and the North West.
She takes her inspiration from the small industrial town landscapes and architecture of the Pennines. She brings together the rolling hills and valleys, the mills and towering chimneys to form natural semi-absract shapes.
She uses acrylic paint on canvas and the vibrant, intense colours applied with spontaneous brush strokes give her pictures a lively and joyful appearance.
Pilling is quickly gaining a reputation as a growing talent and has already had three consecutive sell out shows with Collect Art, including the brilliant ‘The North’ exhibition in 2014 where she sold all 60 paintings in the show which is a record for the gallery.