Ashley Jackson, has had an extremely distinctive and illustrious life in the world of art. Since opening his first gallery back in 1963, he has become one of the country's leading and most successful landscape watercolourists.
His unique evocative and distinctive paintings of brooding moorlands have become synonymous with Yorkshire, and more particular the moors above and around his Gallery situated in the heart of the Pennines, Holmfirth.
His works have been exhibited worldwide, and adorn the walls of many successful and famous people, from politicians to actors, from Tsars to Princes. Ashley was honoured when the former President of America, Bill Clinton, an avid art collector was presented with an original watercolour.
Ashley throughout his career has always been an ambassador for the arts. He has strived, through his life to encourage people not just to take up art, but to appreciate the beauty of the landscape around us.
His greatest fear regarding art is two fold, that for our future generations we must endeavour to protect our landscape, and we must also strive to ensure that the gift of enjoyment of art and culture is passed onto our young, believing that if we fail to provide these gifts, the world for our future generations will be a poorer place to live.