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It's Yorkshire Day

Posted by Claudia Jackson-Berettoni on August 01, 2017 (0 Comments)

I am fortunate to be able to celebrate Yorkshire Day every day that I venture up on to the moors that surround the Holme Valley , I know that not everyone is so lucky.

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Time for a revisit, the very first Framing the Landscape frame launch

Posted by Claudia Jackson-Berettoni on July 26, 2017 (0 Comments)

I can hardly believe that it was three years ago in May that we launched the very first frame, installed on Marsden Moor. The seasons have passed creating fantastic framed vistas. It is hoped that many who would not normally stop have taken a moment at the five frames and in that instance thought what a fantastic landscape we live in.

Here is the launch video including interviews with myself, the sponsor Walker Morris and our partner The National Trust. I hope you enjoy  ...

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Something to do on a rainy day...... if you don't want to venture out

Posted by Claudia Jackson-Berettoni on July 05, 2017 (0 Comments)

Join Ashley as he paints at the side of the river Wharfe in Wharfedale with three students of differing abilities. Learn to sketch with a pencil and draw in with the brush. Take the worry out of watercolour painting being able to stop and start the on line tuition as you paint a long.

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What an Honour ....

Posted by Claudia Jackson-Berettoni on June 14, 2017 (0 Comments)

It gives me great pleasure to have been awarded the British Empire Medal on behalf of the Arts and Community.

I have always said I wanted to be the 'People's Artist' making art accessible to everyone. I hope that others will see it as a reflection of my passion for Yorkshire, it's landscapes and people and as such the BEM truly belongs not just to me but to Yorkshire.

Thank you to everyone who has supported me throughout the years, it means more than you will ever know .... 

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It's not too late for Father's Day - give the gift of Yorkshire

Posted by Claudia Jackson-Berettoni on June 13, 2017 (0 Comments)

Looking for that unique, exclusive gift that shows how much you care ... we can assist.

There is still time to post out your personal gift.

Whether dad is a walker, tea drinker or book reader if he enjoys the landscape of Yorkshire we have the perfect gift.

If you prefer you can always call the gallery and speak to us in person on 01484 686460

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Here's a sneak peak at my forthcoming book to be released in October

Posted by Claudia Jackson-Berettoni on May 17, 2017 (0 Comments)

Please keep looking at the website as we will be providing a pre order page shortly ....so that you may ensure a signed copy awaits you at the Gallery on its launch or should you prefer a copy can be posted out to you

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Power and the Passion exhibition at the Mall Galleries London

Posted by Claudia Jackson-Berettoni on May 03, 2017 (0 Comments)

Where have the last seven years gone ...this film was kindly produced for my 70th birthday one man exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London. The exhibition title ' Power and the Passion' came from the main painting of Langsett Moor combined with my passion for Yorkshire.

I know I am truly blessed to be able to live, breathe and paint in 'God's County'.

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A Warm Yorkshire Welcome - The Tour de Yorkshire arrives

Posted by Claudia Jackson-Berettoni on April 27, 2017 (0 Comments)

If you are visiting Yorkshire this weekend for the Tour de Yorkshire you can be assured of a special warm welcome if you train journey's end is #Kirkgatestation  Grand Central Rail, Wakefield.

Infact the whole of Yorkshire along the Tour route is waiting to greet you and the cyclists with land art, bunting and colourful bicycles.We hope you enjoy Yorkshire as much as we do #shareourpassion

The Gallery will be open Saturday and Bank Holiday Monday, closed Sunday 

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May Day Bank Holiday weekend - opening hours

Posted by Claudia Jackson-Berettoni on April 26, 2017 (0 Comments)

This weekend the Tour de Yorkshire will have cyclists sprinting along the roads of Yorkshire through many of our Cities,Towns and Villages over the two day spectacular.

Should you find that you would like to take a vision of  the Yorkshire landscape home with you , then please do call in to the gallery on the Saturday or Bank Holiday Monday.

Unfortunately we shall be closed on the Sunday, although please remember the website is open 24 hours a day and contains all of the prints and limited editions held within the gallery, plus a few exclusives available only on line.   

We look forward to welcoming you

 

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Kirkgate Calling - New Artwork on a train

Posted by Claudia Jackson-Berettoni on April 18, 2017 (0 Comments)

How many times have you looked at a train name plate? The tradition of train naming is as old as the railway and I used to keep a note book of train names and numbers as a young boy , it was exciting and a form of escapism to use your imagination to envisage where the trains were going. It was therefore a great honour when Grand Central Rail asked me to produce artwork for their newest named train 'Kirkgate Calling.'

 From sketching the newly renovated Kirkgate station, Wakefield  I was privy to follow the creative process visiting Procast Foundry , Cleckheaton with the pencil sketch and working with the father and son team in their specialist production from  traditional sand casting to fabrication , a fascinating skilled production.

 Now as the name plate is placed on the Grand Central train and prepares to be formally launched you can see that it is a thoroughly  Yorkshire process with great detail and significance placed on the name, the route and the manufacturing .... so next time you see a name plate on a train be assured that there is a story to match.

 Why Kirkgate Calling?

 If you have visited Kirkgate Station, Wakefield recently, you will see that a lot has changed, not only externally but also within the station. Passengers utilising the underpass between platforms are in for a warm Yorkshire welcome with the sound of a Brass Band playing 'Jerusalem' whilst the white walls have become a contemporary Art Gallery. Paintings by distinguished Yorkshire watercolour artist Ashley Jackson fill the walls from ceiling to floor, bringing the Yorkshire landscape to Wakefield.    

 As Ashley explains “ I have always said that Yorkshire is my mistress, painting the landscape as if they were her contours on the most inhospitable days, through these paintings I hope that others will to share my passion and consider Kirkgate station, Wakefield as a 'Gateway to the Pennines'

 The train naming is the final celebration of Kirkgate station renovation providing not just the people of Wakefield and Yorkshire with a station they can be proud of but also conveying a warm Yorkshire welcome to all those that dismount the train.

 Grand Central Kirkgate Calling

Take a look at the video of the Underpass and station with the link below,

https://youtu.be/WUEGQHtt7Ng

 

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