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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