Aspiring Young Artists required ....!!!

Posted by Claudia Jackson-Berettoni on March 26, 2018 (0 Comments)

Walker Morris launches its Children’s Charity Calendar Painting Competition

Yorkshire’s primary school age children are being invited to take part in this year’s annual Children’s Charity Calendar Painting Competition, now in its 24th year.

Law firm Walker Morris is encouraging all children of primary school age across the Yorkshire and Humber region to win prizes for themselves and their school by painting a picture that illustrates their favourite month of the year. The chosen 13 winners, which includes the coveted front page winner, will each receive a hamper full of artists’ materials and a £250 cheque for their school. The runners-up will also receive a prize each.

The winning entries will be used to create a calendar sold in aid of Martin House Hospice. Martin House cares for children and young people with progressive life limiting illnesses and provides support to their families across Yorkshire both at the hospice and in the community.

The competition, which attracts over 2,000 entries each year, will be judged by renowned Yorkshire artist, Ashley Jackson, David Smedley from Walker Morris and Dean Poole from West Yorkshire Printing.

David Smedley commented:

“We are excited to launch the 24th Children’s Charity Calendar Painting Competition. The Calendar Competition is truly a fantastic competition and is testament to the hard work and creativity of the children that have taken part over many years. The success of the Calendar Competition depends upon nurturing the talents of our aspiring future generations which would not be possible without the full support of schools and teachers. We are already looking forward to seeing the artistic talent and imagination from this year’s entrants, let’s make it the best year yet!”

Ashley Jackson added:

“It feels like only yesterday that the Walker Morris Calendar Competition was first launched and I cannot believe that we are now about to launch the 24th Children’s Charity Calendar Painting Competition. In all honesty each year has been as exciting as the one before as it is the children’s bright and imaginative paintings that keep the calendar contemporary and makes the process of judging so difficult. Children are at the very heart of the competition from the individuals who enter to Martin House Hospice that benefits from the funds raised. If you are a parent, guardian, governor or teacher reading this please consider inspiring the next generation of children to enter from your school. You might be surprised by the results! Let’s get those paints, pencils and felt tips out and work together to make this one the best calendar yet.”

To enter, please send the painting with a completed entry form firmly attached to: Walker Morris, Kings Court, 12 King Street, Leeds, LS1 2HL before the closing date on Friday 20 July 2018. To obtain a copy of the entry form, please contact a member of the Marketing Team on 0113 283 2500 or download a copy here.


Taking time out ....... in the landscape of Yorkshire

Posted by Claudia Jackson-Berettoni on March 14, 2018 (0 Comments)

When I stand open the moors I am conscious of the ground beneath my feet, the wind in my face, the sound of nature whether it be sheep or a skylark. It is as if all my senses are alive and all the stresses of everyday life are lifted.
I am thinking of only here and now .... many might call this mindfulness , I have many names I can give this ; homecoming, sanctuary, peace, it is all that a Yorkshire love affair embraces.

I can whole heartidly recommend taking time out of everyday life and visiting nature whether it be a local walk or something more .... just take the time to invest in you.


It's still not too late for Mother's Day

Posted by Claudia Jackson-Berettoni on March 08, 2018 (0 Comments)

Running short of time for Mother's Day gift, you can download a voucher from the website, print it off and present it with your card. How easy is that .....#perfectgift…/gi…/products/gift-voucher


Mother's Day - The gift of Yorkshire

Posted by Claudia Jackson-Berettoni on February 27, 2018 (0 Comments)

No time like the present to decide what you would like to give for Mother's Day .. something different to the usual cards and flowers ? How about the gift of Yorkshire, from books to signed prints it is a gift that lasts a life time.

It's a little early this year March 11th, but still plenty of time for mail order if you are unable to visit the gallery in person.





Just one week to go to #Worldbookday

Posted by Claudia Jackson-Berettoni on February 22, 2018 (0 Comments)

It's just one week to #worldbookday what book will you be reading ....#shareastory Will it be the Yorkshire Moors of Top Withens coming to life in 'Jane Eyre' , the yorkshire humour and friendships of 'The tea shop on the corner' or the heart warming 'Little Prince' remindiing us that all grown ups were once children?

There is still time to find that book that means more to you than words on a piece of paper, it is something that takes you on a journey capturing your heart and making you feel every moment.

I hope that through my paintings and thoughts others might connect with my passion for the Yorkshire landscape, to share in the drama and atmosphere of the storm clouds gathering and the drop in air just before the storm breaks.

My aim is not just for you to see it but to feel it as if you were there. 


It might be Valentines day but what says it better than the White Rose of Yorkshire

Posted by Claudia Jackson-Berettoni on February 12, 2018 (0 Comments)

Give the white rose of Yorkshire this Valentines and share your passion for our fantastic landscape.


Huddersfield Literature festival - 15th March 2018

Posted by Claudia Jackson-Berettoni on February 12, 2018 (0 Comments)

We now have tickets at the gallery for you to collect if you wish to come to the Open Evening on the 15th March 6.30pm - 8.00pm. It is a free event but booking is necessary for health and safety.

We look forward to greeting you on the evening and sharing our hospitality.   


We appreciate all kinds of feedback regarding the Gallery and our service, we can only learn through what you tell us, there may be times when we haven't quite got it right first time so please contact us and we will always do our best to make things right, if it is within our control.

Here is a lovely review of the gallery on Google  - thank you


Lent Talks at Huddersfield Parish Church 21st March 11.00am

Posted by Claudia Jackson-Berettoni on January 17, 2018 (0 Comments)

Join me at the Annual Lent Talks at Huddersfield Parish Church on the 21st March 11.00am as I talk about 'Painting in the great Cathedral of the Open Air'. Followed by time for discussions and questions.

Look forward to seeing you there, everyone is welcome to this free event

Please contact for more information


Huddersfield Literature Festival March 15th 2018

Posted by Claudia Jackson-Berettoni on January 17, 2018 (0 Comments)

Open evening: Ashley Jackson Gallery FREE Event, but booking required

Date: Thursday 15 March, 6.30pm-8pm

Venue: Ashley Jackson Gallery, 13-15 Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth HD9 2JR

To celebrate the publication of The Yorkshire Artist: A Lifetime of Inspiration Captured in Watercolour, renowned artist Ashley Jackson is opening the doors of his gallery in Holmfirth for the evening. Come along for a celebratory drink, view the artwork and have your book signed by the artist.

Please book through Huddersfield Literature Festival Website