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Framing the Landscape Celebrates 10 years

Can it truly be 10 years ago that ‘Framing the Landscape’  came into fruition, from an initial sketch on a piece of paper the concept was born. “I wanted children to see the drama of Mother Nature and how the landscape changes every second, for nature is a live art exhibition if we stop to look” states Ashley Jackson the Yorkshire watercolour artist.

My passion is still for a new generation to look at the land – and begin to take care of it, education is truly paramount and a creative way to make that connection is through art. Why not take a look back to to see how it all began

The vision of the project remains the same, the hope to impassion young hearts and minds to appreciate the landscapes and in doing so hopefully ensure the survival of the landscape for future generations to enjoy.

Alongside Marsden Moor NT, NT Brimham Rocks, NT Hardcastle Crags , Newton Moor and Ogden Water each frame location highlights the diverse and unique nature of the Yorkshire landscape that surrounds us and perhaps take for granted.

The 6ft free standing metal frames ensure the focus is firmly placed on what the eye can see through the frame; the rich warmth of the Autumn moor, the afternoon sunlight across the Holme valley, the Henry Moore inspiring balancing rocks of Brimham and how the industrial heritage has blended with the natural landscape at Hardcastle Crags.

Framing both Castle Hill and Emley Mast the #Holmemoss Frame focuses the eye on many of the landscapes that I have captured within my own paintings.

I hope you might explore the #framingthelandscape locations and tag us so we may reshare your images and celebrate the landscapes.

Watercolour Artist Ashley Jackson stands in front of the first installation of Framing the Landscape a free standing metal frame through which you can view the landscape on Marsden Moor above Holmfirth, West Yorkshire

The Pennines – Artist features on More4 programme

If you missed Yorkshire watercolour artist Ashley Jackson on True North Productions series ‘The Pennines’ then here is episode 2.
Don’t be fooled by the weather, the two days filming were wet with horizontal rain and extremely cold.
Listen as he explains his passion for the Yorkshire landscape and how he has captured this ‘love affair’ in watercolours for over 60 years.
Take and Peak and view what makes the Pennines unique.

Ashley Jackson the Artist behind Framing the Landscape celebrates 60 years as an independent Artist

Wow, what can I say such an absolute honour to be on this weekend’s front cover of @theyorkshirepost magazine; celebrating 60 years since I set out as an artist with my own studio at Dodworth.
Thank you to James Hardisty for capturing such a dramatic image and to feature writer Chris Bond who has captured my life with great insight and uses words to create his own evocative painting.

If you didn’t get a chance to read a copy this weekend, click the link below to visit the Yorkshire Post website.

Yorkshire watercolour Artist to featured on More4 television Series ‘The Pennines’

Ashley Jackson Painting above Slaithwaite, Colne Valley, Yorkshire

Yorkshire Artist Ashley Jackson has been busy with True North Productions for a More4 production ‘The Pennines – The Backbone of Britain’ of which airs on 14th February at 9pm. The series producer Gareth Fielding has mentioned that Ashley’s segment is ; ‘ a lovely ode to Yorkshire and its moors’.

 Filmed above Slaithwaite in horizontal rain and wind the Yorkshire weather was not forgiving as Ashley captured the combination of the raw landscape with the Industrial buildings in the valley bottom, talking about his love of the Pennines and the unique landscape which has been his muse for over 50 years. Further footage was taken on the windswept Isle of Skye above Holmfirth.

The Four part series is to be a documentary homage to the Pennines and follows the day to day lives of the people who live and work up along the Pennines, stretching from Derbyshire up to Northumberland. Showcasing the stunning landscapes it will show viewers what it’s like to live and work the land. Episode 1 aired on the 7th February featuring the Peak District and the locations move further North each week. 

Join Ashley on the 14th February 9pm More4 or use the On Demand Services.

Take a peak at the Trailer below – The Pennines More4 9pm 14th February

Snow covered landscape through Framing the Landscape
@MarsdenMoorNT #WessendenHead #Framingthelandscape

The New Year is a time to reflect on all the frame locations
It is fantastic to see others enjoying the frames from Roseberry Topping, Brimham Rocks, Holme Moss, Marsden Moor and now Ogden Water Nature Reserve.
If you are any where near Hardcastle Craggs we would love to see images of the frame so do keep placing them on instagram #framingthelandscape and we will look out for you.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas

Wishing you all health and happiness …..
Thank you for all your support throughout the year, whether in person, Facebook, twitter or Instagram it has been truly appreciated.

The frames will be open to visit throughout the Christmas period so please #framingthelandscape or @framinglandsc we would love to see you photos.

The gallery will be closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.
We may also close a little earlier than normal on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve so please contact the gallery in advance if you are making a special journey.
Warm wishes from myself and everyone at Ashley Jackson Gallery.

Framing Summer with Framing the Landscape

We enjoy seeing how you frame the landscapes of Yorkshire utilising the five installed frames at Brimham Rocks, Marsden Moor, Hardcastle Crags, Holme Moss and Newton Wood, near Roseberry Topping. Please keep them coming on instagram and twitter with either #framingthelandscape or @framinglandsc

Can you help Marsden Moor rise from the ashes

Please take a read of Artist Ashley Jackson inspiration and passion for the landscape and then the devastation caused through carelessness on Marsden Moor. We might not all be firefighters but we can assist in the work required to rebalance the blackened earth, if you wish to donate please follow the link to Marsden Moor National Trust website. Thank you

The Simple things in life

The best things in life are often free… we just need a little time to see them.