Ashley Jackson is one of the country's leading and most successful landscape watercolourists.
Coming Home Before The Rain
Size: 27 1/2" x 35"
Mounting: Double Mounted
Years I have always said ‘go by like cat’s eyes on the motorway’. As I reached my 70th year, “Power and the Passion”, an exhibition to celebrate this achievement allowed me to look back over these years and try to make some sense of the road my life has taken. Looking back through past sketch books provided me with the passionate words of a young artist setting off with portfolio in hand.
"Yorkshire,if not for you I would not be an artist. You are the one who made my eyes see and my heart feel."
Ashley jackson 1971
Age and time have not withered or diminished this love affair I have with my Yorkshire mistress, I feel an infinite pull to stand on the moors and gaze at her beauty and contours, but just like a woman she has moods of tenderness and passion.
As I stood on the Brontë moorland with the storm approaching I could sense her turmoil and taste her tears, the gate in front of me was open as if inviting me to walk down the path and reach the sanctuary of the farm house. I chose instead to do the exact opposite of what she was telling me, I proceeded to get out my paints to capture the changing light and the drama of the occasion. The impending rain did not threaten me for I was home and at peace with my Yorkshire Mistress.
“I hope that this inner feeling lasts a lifetime and that the moorland never fails to amaze me; I still get that “wow” feeling when I step on to the moor. But, the moorland is not mine alone, she is there to be enjoyed and appreciated by others, we are just looking after our heritage for future generations.”
Ashley Jackson 2010
Exclusive Signed Edition Limited to just 250 mounted copies.
All copies of the edition will include a commemorative certificate of authenticity.
Now Released (1st October 2011)
The first 50 Remarque’s will include a mounted original watercolour sketch (10 5/8” x 11 3/4”) which was one of the working sketches. Remarques are £585 unframed, where as Limited editions 51 -250 will be £385 unframed (All unframed limited editions will be supplied mounted and cellophane wrapped).
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Please note, this image does not reflect the true proportions of the painting and sizes stated below describes the overall size of work including the mounting.