Ashley Jackson is one of the country's leading and most successful landscape watercolourists.
Fifty Golden Years with my Yorkshire Mistress - Ashley Jackson
Size: Hardcover: 136 pages, Publisher: Dalesman Publishers (21 Sept 2006)
This unique collection is the basis of Ashley's new book '50 Golden Years' which brims with the essence of what he does best capturing the austere beauty of atmospheric skies and landscapes. Whilst he is famous for his brooding Northern moorland and Dales scenes, this new book also includes coastal studies. His works, depicted in full glory, sit along side sketches showing how they took form. Ashley is also often moved to poetry and shares the 136 pages with anecdotes and verse, relating to his passion and the inspiration behind each painting. Described as being the 'Turner of today', Ashley over his long and established career, was inspired by the late LS Lowry, who became a personal friend of his. Also known affectionately as 'the people's artist', Ashley has not only exhibited internationally, but had his own television series. Being a fiercely proud adopted Yorkshire man, he hugely enjoys his role as ambassador of the 'great cathedral of the open air'. 'I feel privileged to have been given this gift, and I am greatly flattered that my work is included in prestigious collections throughout the world,' says Ashley.
This book will come signed and with a sketch in the front cover by the artist.