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WINTER PREVIEW 15 NOVEMBER 6 - 9PM
Join us for our Winter Preview and be the first to view the very best in contemporary art from the region - and beyond - and ease gently into the seasonal spirit with a glass of bubbly and live music.
We introduce an exciting array of new artists and welcome back familiar names with fresh collections, hand selected to make your Christmas shopping simple and pleasurable.
COLLECTION AVAILABLE TO VIEW ONLINE FROM 15TH NOVEMBER
This autumn The Biscuit Factory is honoured to represent an exclusive body of work by one of the UK’s finest watercolour painters, Ashley Jackson. Having exhibited in The Laing Gallery in 2008 and receiving over 64,000 visitors. It is a pleasure to welcome Ashley back to the North East for this, his first selling exhibition in the region.
Describing himself as ‘a Yorkshire man through and through’, Jackson’s work reveals a dedicated passion for the powerful and alluring Yorkshire Moors. He has spent a career emulating the beauty of his surroundings, transcribing the ever changing aura that nature bestows upon the precious landscape. Exceptional portrayals of brooding moorlands and atmospheric skies have earned him the accolade of ‘the Twentieth Century Turner.’
Just as the Bronte’s picked up their pens, Jackson takes up his paintbrush to create a visual record, something durable, important and stunning, The moorland is not mine alone, she is there to be enjoyed and appreciated by others, we are just looking after our own heritage for future generations.
Important, collectable and impressive – Ashley’s work can be found on walls all around the world. His paintings feature in many private and corporate collections including the N.A.T.O Headquarters, Brussels, Royal Navy, the late Sir Harold Wilson, Yorkshire Bank, Tony Christie, Sir Patrick Duffy, the late L.S. Lowry, Rt. Hon. Sir John Major, Sheffield University, Yorkshire Post Newspapers, British Gas, Former President Bill Clinton, Former Mayor of New York, Rudolph and the late Edward Heath. Yorkshire Bank has even put his work onto a debit card whilst Grand Central named a train after him. Not only this but Ashley presented a ‘A Brush with Ashley’ a YTV television production and featured on Countryfile in 2012.