A few words from the artist Elizabeth Ashcroft
North Beach Drawings…..I couldn’t have landed in a neighborhood more saturated with a blending of San Francisco history - from the Gold Rush days through the present, the mixing pot of immigrants, outcasts, sailors, writers, LGBT, artists, rock & roll, jazz, drag, comedians, topless dancers and tourists all butt up against the Financial District, Chinatown, Russian, Nob & Telegraph Hills, the embarcadero and the Wharf creating a human “cioppino” of cultural influences. Many businesses that make up the drawing series have been around for over50, 70 sometimes 100 years…the Italian American Athletic Club celebrates its 100th anniversary this year! Though I didn’t set out to document the neighborhood, with over 80 drawings so far, and so many places yet to draw, the series has taken on a life of it’s own.
Available here are a few Graphite Drawing Reproductions. The original drawings are also available, as are additional reproductions. Please contact the artist directly (see below) or constult Elizabeths personal web site at www.artbyashcroft.com