c. Grahame Ashcroft
c. Grahame Ashcroft

Here’s some bright,warm paintings to cheer us up on these cold, dark Winter days, this solo show by Wirral-based Grahame Ashcroft fills a large room at the Williamson Gallery. Well worth a visit, it’ll bring a smile to your face and wipe Birkenhead’s gloomy skies from your mind.

The artist describes his working process:
“Truman Capote said, “My life – as an artist, at least – can be charted as precisely as a fever: the highs and lows, the very definite cycles.” I know what he meant. Inspiration comes and goes – interests germinate and blossom, fade and die away, only to be replaced by fresh blooms – but the compulsion to work remains fairly constant. Sometimes, I feel as though I’m on a treadmill; at other times, the paintings seem to paint themselves. I never know when a painting’s finished. No bells ring. I simply realise I’ve begun thinking about the next one.”

‘A Private View’ by Grahame Ashcroft
at the Williamson in association with Dot-Art
14 November – 24 December 2009

c. Grahame Ashcroft
c. Grahame Ashcroft