Ashley Jackson is one of the country's leading and most successful landscape watercolourists.
My Yorkshire Sketch book - Ashley Jackson
Size: Hardcover: 96 pages, Publisher: Dalesman Publishers (October 2012)
New for October 2012 - Ashley's intimate sketches of Yorkshire
Ashley Jackson, Yorkshire’s favourite artist, has been capturing his artistic passion for the county in his sketchbooks for over fifty years.
Now he chooses his favourite drawings and watercolour sketches from a lifetime of depicting his beloved county, accompanied by Ashley’s personal reminiscences about his artistic inspirations. “ These drawings from my personal sketchbooks,” explains Ashley, “are my love letters from Mother Nature.They are the raw sketches done at lightning speed to capture that particular moment in time.”
This book will come signed and with a sketch in the front cover by the artist. Customer Review, reproduce with the kind permission of Johnette from Australia:
Well you asked me to let you know what I thought of this book compared with the others - Wow this IS different, although I liked the others very much I was definitely struck by this one.
First, I felt that I was having a conversation with Ashley (won't call him Mr.as I feel as though Iknow him) in regard the sketches, as Michael My husband, comes from Yorkshire, and we make more and more friends every time we come back. We also get to love more areas. 2 of our favorites are- The area all round Holmfirth, also near Grassington, Mire House where our friend Sue lives,From up there we see beautiful lights in the sky and the area is magic.There are so many others tho that we love too many to write of here.
Secondly, I felt that I was right there, funny how a sketch before it is painted somehow draws you into and yet trying to find out more of the feelings that are enveloping you -then when you see the actual painting it proves to teach you much more.I felt as though I got to know Ashley more than ever before - not what he had done but how he felt about nature, about Yorkshire, how he goes with his feelings and the rest of us - if we love and appreciate what he does that is wonderful - if not then they do not know what they are missing!