To celebrate the launch of Ashley’s new hardback book ‘A Lifetime of Inspiration Captured in Watercolour’, visitors to the gallery will have the unique opportunity to view a collection of the original paintings contained within the book. The Exhibition is on now until the New Year and all books purchased from the gallery during the exhibition will not only be signed by Ashley but will contain a small sketch.
The book contains landscapes close to home such as the inspirational Chasing Light, Langsett Moor. Stand in front of the atmospheric sky captured in the full size watercolour painting, then take a look at the reproduced version scaled down for print. This has been a personal labour of love for Ashley who has worked very closely with publishers, Pen and Sword to ensure as accurate a colour representation as possible.
All the paintings have been personally chosen by Ashley to portray the Yorkshire landscape in all its glory, whatever the weather, for it is the drama of the sky that captivates Ashley to paint. As he states, ‘ If he cannot feel it, he cannot paint it’, there is more to a painting than just visual stimuli. Ashley aims to engage all senses to truly stand not just in front of the painting but within it … your feet in soft earth, the rain on your face and the sound of the skylark in flight.
Through the book you can visit Yorkshire no matter where you live as it contains the very essence of the landscape, alongside Ashley’s personal thoughts and feelings.
Ashley Jackson Gallery
13/15 Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD9 2JR
Tel: 01484 68 64 60 Opening Times: 10am – 5pm Mon – Sat CLOSED Sun
The book can also be purchased from www.pen-and-sword.co.uk priced £20