Lifetime Achievement Award 2006
The Yorkshire Lifetime Achievement Award goes to artist Ashley Jackson from Holmfirth, near Huddersfield. Since opening his first gallery back in 1963, he has become one of the country’s leading and most successful landscape watercolourists. His unique evocation and distinctive paintings of brooding moorlands have become synonymous with Yorkshire and in particular the moors above and around Holmfirth. His works have been exhibited worldwide and adorn the walls of many successful and famous people, from politicians, to actors, from Tsars to Princes. Ashley was honoured when the former President of of America, Bill Clinton, an avid art collector was presented with an origianl watercolour. Ashley throughout his career has always been an ambassador for the arts. He has strived to encourage people not just to take up art but to appreciate the beauty of the landscape around us.