Launch of a brochure "Walk with Ashley"

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On the 12th April, we had a fantastic day launching the brochure " A walk with Ashley", a free instructional booklet that maps out a leisurely walk through the hamlets and stunning landscape surrounding Holmfirth. Children from a local school joined Ashley to trace his steps and view his inspiration for the three paintings shown inside the booklet. You can pick up a brochure from Kirklees Tourist Information offices, Ashley Jackson Galleries or download it from our website look for the heading "A walk with Ashley" click on and scroll down.

Happy walking....


Barnsley Carer's Garden

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On the 24th February at the Metrodome in Barnsley Ashley will be providing an entertaining evening with Yorkshire humour, connections and painting.

Join Ashley as Patron of Barnsley Carer's Garden as he assists in raising funds to expand the Garden and it's support of those who care for others.

Tickets are available from the Metrodome, Barnsley or by calling 01226 730 060

£10.00 a ticket with concessions


Every one can make 'Time for a Cuppa'

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Join Ashley on the 7th February in Wakefield for the launch of 'Time for a Cuppa' organised by the National charity Dementia UK.

You are most welcome to the special tea party with all funds raised going towards supporting Dementia UK, a charity committed to improving the quality of life for all people affected by dementia through the provision of Admiral Nurses and providing support through , Uniting Carers.

In our busy live's we ask people to make time for a cuppa, for we do not know if someone we love or indeed whether we may need the help of Dementia UK at some point in our future.

The tea party will be held at St Peter and St Paul Parish Centre Sandal, Wakefield from 2.00pm with Ashley opening the event between 2pm and 3pm.


Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year

Posted by Claudia Jackson-Berettoni on August 30, 2011 (0 Comments)

May we wish you all warm wishes for Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year.

We shall be closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Bank Holiday Monday and Tuesday, then New Years Day and Bank Holiday Monday. 

Best wishes
Claudia and Ashley
Helen, Sandra, Lynne


Weather update and Release of New Small prints

Posted by Claudia Jackson-Berettoni on August 30, 2011 (0 Comments)

Just to let you know as of 3rd December we are back to normal in the Gallery with most major routes open and cleared of snow.But should you have concerns about travelling to us either give us a call or stay warm and peruse the website at your convenience, below are our new editions.

Due to the success of the exhibition , 'Power and the Passion' to celebrate Ashley's 70th birthday we have chosen to release a few of the exhibition paintings as small mounted prints. The most spectacular is the main exhibition painting which is majestic in its depth of colours and movement captured in watercolour. My favourite though is 'Drama on the Moor' with it's strong dynamic sky moving across the Moorland, creating darkness on all that it touches.

There are five other prints with differing locations and weather - 'Down from Cut Gate' extols the virtues of spring colours whilst 'When all have gone home', expresses solitude.

I believe there is something for everyone. You may find that these are the perfect Christmas present for someone you know or perhaps a treat to yourself, do have a look at the full images on the website.

They will be available mounted and framed within the Gallery or just mounted via the website.


Demonstration at Temple Newsam House, Leeds 6th November

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 Photograph courtesy of Yorkshire Post.

If you have never had the chance to see Ashley paint in person, 6th November between 11.00am and 12.00pm is the perfect opportunity within the majestic setting of the Painting Gallery at Temple Newsam House Leeds.

After the demonstration take time to go up to the Gallery to see ‘Power and the Passion’ exhibition of Ashley’s paintings. Each painting was chosen from his personal collection and has therefore never been on public display. They depict Yorkshire in all her Glory – wind, rain, snow and occasional sun.

Temple Newsam House is just off junction 46 of the M1and for those that have not visited before is a hidden jewel with tea room, farm , grounds by Capability Brown and over 46 rooms open to the public. There is a house admission charge as it belongs to Leeds City Council but there is no additional charge for the demonstration.

The Painting Gallery has a limit in regards the audience capacity and so Temple Newsam House are taking bookings for those who wish to attend the demonstration. I know at present there are a few seats still available so to avoid disappointment please contact them shortly. We hope to see a few familiar faces in the audience.

Temple Newsam, Leeds LS15 0AE
Tel. 0113 264 7321


Ashley's 70th Birthday celebrations

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 photograph courtesy of John Garon photography


Ashley celebrates his 70th birthday this week with the unveiling of 'Power and the Passion' watercolour exhibition at Temple Newsam House, Leeds.The exhibition will open on the Saturday 23rd October, following his birthday on the 22nd...

The paintings are returning to Yorkshire from the Mall Galleries London, where they were displayed to encapsulate the Power of Yorkshire and the passion of the artist. Each painting was chosen by Ashley from his private collection for it's individuality.

Ashley will be providing a demontration at Temple Newsam on the 6th November, it is free of charge (house admission charges apply) and can be booked by contacting Temmple Newsam House direct.It will be held in the Painting Gallery and as such has restricted seating - please book early to avoid disappointment.

We hope that you are able to join us...


Ashley celebrates his 70th birthday with 'Power and the Passion' exhibition

Posted by Claudia Jackson-Berettoni on August 30, 2011 (0 Comments)

Power and the Passion
Ashley Jackson’s Yorkshire Love Affair

Ashley Jackson, Internationally known Yorkshire watercolour landscape artist, celebrates his 70th Birthday this October with an exhibition unveiling over 35 watercolours from his private collection. Commencing at the Mall Galleries, London on the 3rd - 9th October, it will then return to beloved Yorkshire to be exhibited at Temple Newsam House, Leeds on the 23rd October until the 8th May 2011.
It will provide a vision of Yorkshire for all to see and feel as the paintings are extremely atmospheric and of dynamic proportions without resorting to technology - Ashley uses no trickery just pure skill.

Each painting has been chosen for its unique ability to convey the beauty of the landscape of ‘God’s County’ of Yorkshire; these are not picture postcard representations but passionate interpretations of the atmospheric elements. No other watercolour artist has been successful at creating this unique bond – Ashley explains this as an ability to read Mother Nature’s Love Letters.

Ashley will once again be supporting The Prince's Trust with the sale of a Limited edition exhibition brochure from which all finance will be donated to the Trust and also a percentage from any paintings sold. HRH Prince Charles has most generously provided a foreword to the exhibition brochure.

As the exhibition will remain at Temple Newsam House for 7 months we are planning to show in two stages the first being October to Feb with a second catalogue being shown from Feb to May. This is to ensure that Yorkshire is able to view the full exhibition that has been shown at the Mall Galleries London; unfortunately although Temple Newsam provides a majestic setting the Gallery is too small to exhibit all 35 paintings in one viewing.

We hope to meet many of you at the exhibitions come and celebrate with us.

Visit Yorkshire - My Mistress section for more information and to purchase the Limited edition brochure.


Join Ashley at Dewsbury Outdoor festival

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Ashley will be taking part in Dewsbury Outdoor Festival on the 5th August at 12.30pm Crows Nest Park, Dewsbury doing what he does best.....painting.

Join Ashley as he captivates you with watercolour paints and entertains you with talks of Yorkshire, friends and life events.
This is not just for artists or art enthusiasts, all ages are welcome.

Admission is free.

Meet at the cafe within the park at 12.30pm. We hope to see you there...

For further details contact Miss Ann Williams
Tel: 01484 234018


The brush and the pen

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Come and join us at the Gallery on the 31st July, to celebrate Yorkshire Day (1st August) and the launch of the new biography "An artist's Life" Ashley Jackson and author Chris Bond will be available between 11.00am and 1.00pm to exclusively sign copies.

This is the perfect opportunity to purchase a book that not only chronicles Ashley's life from Penang to Barnsley , from past to present, but also provides stunning reproductions of Ashley's paintings.The book provides an insight in to the man behind the atmospheric watercolour landscapes of Yorkshire Moorland.

Should you not be able to attend the book signing copies can be reserved by contacting the Gallery on 01484 686460.
Commemorate Yorkshire Day with a truly Yorkshire Gift - An Artist's Life - Ashley Jackson written by Chris Bond.