Ashley Jackson pledges support for Windfarm Campaign

Ma Look what they have done to my moor

Ma Look what they have done to my moor

TMWAG are honoured and thrilled to annouce that the famous artist, Ashley Jackson, has contacted TMWAG to pledge his support for our Windfarm Campaign.

Since opening his first gallery back in 1963, he has become one of the country’s leading and most successful landscape watercolorists.

In an email to TMWAG, he has spoken passionately of his ‘love affair’ with Yorkshire.

“It is an honour to represent Yorkshire and to inspire others to see the beauty that surrounds us every day. ; Yorkshire is the only county where you can have all seasons in one day, rain, snow, and the occasional ray of sunshine. ; As a 16 year old boy I wrote in my sketch book that I wished to create with a brush what the Bronte’s did with a pen; I cannot then stand back and watch as the landscape that inspires me is desecrated by concrete and metal.

"I do believe that climate change is occurring all the time and will continue to occur when we have all passed on. The Earth is a new planet and is constantly changing; As I have been upon these moors for over 50 years I have only seen miniscule changes to the landscape. Global warming is taxation and scare mongering. "These windmills on the moor have been set in tonnes of concrete beneath them. What happens to this when the windmill is no longer productive, who will remove this from our landscape. Man is destroying the world… This is money making vandalism."

As such, Ashley has kindly allowed us copyright to use a print of his on our website.  ‘Ma Look what they have done to my moor’ was the wording that went with the painting at his 2010 Exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London.  I am sure you will all agree that this print says it all.

Further details regarding the works of Ashley Jackson can be found at http://www.ashley-jackson.co.uk/ ;or you can visit his gallery in Holmfirth.

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