FRIDAY 1ST DECEMBER 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM - COLLECT ART GALLERY, LYMM
This year will be our 15th year in the beautiful village of Lymm.
To celebrate, we would like to invite you to our 2023 winter show featuring one of our established artists, Lancashire-born Michael Ashcroft, on Friday 1st December.
Michael will be at the show, showcasing some of his new pieces and giving you the chance to meet and talk to the artist himself.
We will also be displaying works from some exciting new artists which we will be representing alongside works by our already highly collected and established painters.
It will be an ever-changing exhibition and will run into the New Year.
We would love you to join and support us on our opening night on Friday 1st December between 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm, with a complimentary glass of fizz on arrival.
Here’s a little about Michael Ashcroft…
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 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)