Ashley Jackson

An Artist's Life

Chris Bond

Publication date:
January 2010
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
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Ashley Jackson has had an extremely distinctive and illustrious life in the world of art. Since opening his first gallery back in 1963, he has become one of the country's leading and most successful landscape watercolorists. His unique evocative and distinctive paintings of brooding moorlands have become synonymous with Yorkshire, and more particular the moors above and around his Gallery situated in the heart of the Pennines, Holmfirth. His works have been exhibited worldwide, and adorn the walls of many successful and famous people, from politicians to actors, from Tsars to Princes. Ashley was honored when former US President, Bill Clinton, an avid art collector, was presented with an original watercolor. Ashley, throughout his career, has always been an ambassador for the arts. He has strived through his life to encourage people not just to take up art, but to appreciate the beauty of the landscape around us. His exhibitions have included "Ashley Jackson One Man Exhibition" at Patchings Artfarm, Calverton Notts in 2003 and "Ashley Jackson's Yorkshire Moors - a love affair" - Victoria Quarter, Leeds in 2002. He has also held exhibitions in New York, Chicago and Milan. His awards include the 2006 Life Time Achievement Award from Yorkshire Awards, and the 2007 Life Time Achievement Award from the Huddersfield Examiner. He is the present day Ambassador for Northernart. The local artist has done extensive charity work in the past and is part of the Prince's Trust.