Ashley Jackson is one of the country's leading and most successful landscape watercolourists.
Billowing over Castle Hill
Size: 29"1/2" x 22"
Mounting: Double Mounted Finished
Whilst driving through Huddersfield's impressive and famous
landmark, Castle Hill, I was compelled to pull over and capture the
scene before me. As the light emblazened the cottage in the foreground
of the tower, the wind swirled and billowed around whilst the telegraph
wires hummed their own tune in its breath. The clothes pegs clung to the
washing as it desperately tried to free itself from the line, while my
car was buffeted around at the side of the road. During all this drama, I
was aware of the sheer presence of the landmark as it stood proud and
statuesque above, in its commanding position over the town.As she stood
so majestically silent, I was humbled in her shadows, as I realised that
she had achieved what we mere mortals can never attain - immortality.
For as she had stood some 150 years, she would confidentally stand
another 150, and live to experience many many more precious, carefree,
windswept days. A sobering moment, when you realise that you have to
appreciate and never take for granted, what you have got, at the moment
you have got it.
Please note, this image does not reflect the true proportions of the painting and sizes stated below describes the overall size of work including the mounting.