Ashley Jackson is one of the country's leading and most successful landscape watercolourists.
Yorkshire My Mistress
Ashley celebrates his 70th year at the Power and the Passion exhibition.
Celebrating his 70th Birthday, Jackson returned to the Mall Galleries, London following which the exhibition went on to be unveiled at Temple Newsam House, Leeds.
Acclaimed as being the, 'Turner of the 21st Century' his dynamic and brooding landscapes capture the atmospheric skies of the Yorkshire Moorland.
Synonymous with Yorkshire his paintings are transcriptions of Mother Nature's Love letters revealing the relationship between the man and his moor.
He unveiled a stunning collection of previously unseen work, for which he has spent his life time chasing the changing light in God's County, where there may be all season's in one day, leaving man exposed and open to the elements. No other artist can emulate his technique in such large scale watercolours; there is no camera or trickery just pure skill.
The exhibition is now partially housed at the Gallery in Holmfirth.
The Mall Galleries, 3rd October - 9th October 2010
Meet the artist:
6th October 12.00pm - 2.00pm
9th October 11.00am - 1.00pm
Opening Hours 10.00 am - 5.00pm
The Mall, Westminster, London SW1
Telephone: 020 7930 6844
Temple Newsam, 23rd October 2010 - 8th May 2011
Opening times, please check the website
House Admission charges apply
Public Painting Demonstrations - Ashley is a speaker who is able to appeal to all ages, be humorous, entertaining and can paint a stunning landscape whilst enthralling the audience with Yorkshire tales.
His audience is left thoroughly inspired, motivated and in no doubt of the passion Ashley has for art and his county, Yorkshire.
Open to all ages.
Booking required 6th November 2010 and 19th February 2011
Temple Newsam, Leeds LS15 0AE
Tel. 0113 264 7321