Father's Day is fast approaching ....

Posted by Claudia Jackson-Berettoni on May 29, 2018 (0 Comments)
Father's Day gift ideas

This Father's Day give the gift of Yorkshire with china beakers for his morning cuppa, or a book to spend the afternoon drifting away in the landscapes of Yorkshire we hope to have a gift that he will enjoy.

Unfortunately we have no power tools, socks or chocolates , but what we do have, we hope that he will be pleased with your choice.

If you are unable to call in the gallery, we can take your order over the phone should you prefer to speak to a member of staff , we are more than happy to answer questions or offer advice should you wish.

Call 01484 686460         


Bank Holiday Weekend 28th May 2018

Posted by Claudia Jackson-Berettoni on May 16, 2018 (0 Comments)
We shall be open Bank Holiday Monday 28th May should you be passing.... there is much more to Holmfirth than meets the eye with plenty of walks and landscapes to enjoy.
Do remember we are closed on Sundays.


Bank Holiday - May 7th

Posted by Claudia Jackson-Berettoni on May 03, 2018 (0 Comments)

We shall be open at the gallery this Bank Holiday Monday, but remember we are closed on a Sunday. Look forward to seeing you, as the weather forecast is looking good, so plenty of time for walking, cycling or just a general meander.

Then if you want to see another side of Holmfirth why not join us the following weekend 11th -13th May for the Holmfirth Folk Festival?



A lifetime of inspiration captured in watercolour - New Book Review

Posted by Claudia Jackson-Berettoni on April 25, 2018 (0 Comments)

If you have been considering taking a peak at my new book 'A lifetime of inspiration captured in watercolour' then do take a look at this review by Graham Ironside, Editor, Calendar from 1974 to 1982, then Controller, Regional Programmes, 1982 to 1992.

'There can’t be many better ways to get to know the Yorkshire Dales than to take a day out in the summer sunshine, especially with a camera poised to capture those picture postcards awaiting at every turn.

But to really get to know the Dales, in their real life, day by day, ever-changing forms, you need a lingering glance – more than one! -- through Ashley Jackson’s new book, his personal selection from the many pictures he’s painted of the Dales over his lifetime as a watercolour artist.

There are about 60 here, beautifully illustrated, every one reflecting the Dales in a different mood. From “Passing Storms” to “Coming Home Before The Rain”, Ashley reveals the endless variations the light can cast on his favourite scenes from raging blizzards to sedate sunsets.

As a 16-year-old art student, he vowed he would never become “a genius of the chocolate box” – and these paintings confirm how well he stuck to his vow. Here he’s captured the Dales as few people, apart from those who live there, ever see them. And what drama he has captured. A book to savour and linger over …'


Our Privacy Policy - keeping you up to date

Posted by Claudia Jackson-Berettoni on April 10, 2018 (0 Comments)

We wanted to let you know that because of a new data privacy law that’s being introduced in the UK later this year, we’ll be providing more details about how we collect and use your personal information.

To put your mind at rest, this won’t mean we’re changing the way we collect or use your information. But to help make it easier for you to find out what we do, we’ve created a new ‘Privacy Policy' which you can find here on our website


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.