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Ashley Jackson in Middleham

Ashley Jackson

Ashley has been painting scenes of Yorkshire for four decades and he has been exploring the landscapes in our region which inspired his favourite artist of all time - JMW Turner.

Turner visited Yorkshire in 1797 and returned throughout his life. He painted thousands of sketches across the county and has always been a major influence to the Yorkshire artist Ashley Jackson.

Like Ashley, Turner himself was a working class artist and painted for a living. At the time Turner was criticised by his peers but attitudes changed after his death. He is now described as the forefather of impressionism and is thought to be Britain's greatest landscape painter.

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