Artist passes on his skill

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Yorkshire artists Ashley Jackson and Graham Ibbeson visited Cusworth Hall, Doncaster, again to inspire a new generation of artists with a free master class on watercolour and sculpture techniques.

Children from schools around Doncaster were able to see how an artist learns to look closely to capture the atmosphere of a rainy day or the facial expression of a young child.

They also had time to view finished paintings and sculpture by both artists captured in the aptly titled exhibition ‘Opposites Attract’, which runs until June 2.

Ashley said: “I know from my own experience as a young boy believing in yourself is extremely important, sometimes it takes a positive act from someone else to reaffirm how good we really are.

“My mum and stepfather didn’t support my love of art, but I was fortunate to have a good art teacher and an old lady who owned the shop from where I bought my art supplies. They were instrumental in making me the artist I am today.”