A PAINTING by Holmfirth artist Ashley Jackson is to be used in a new BBC programme about the romantic novel Wuthering Heights.
His watercolour, Above Wessenden, will be used as a studio backdrop for the drama-documentary about Emily Bronte's masterpiece.
The programme is part of the BBC's Big Read campaign.
Ashley, 62, said he was thrilled to be involved with anything connected to the famous Haworth literary family, adding: "I have always been a Bronte fan.
"The greatest thing is that the BBC feel I have the atmosphere of Wuthering Heights in my paintings. I have always tried to paint the Yorkshire scene passionately."
It is not the first time that Ashley and the BBC have collaborated over Wuthering Heights. Forty years ago, he designed the set for a BBC filming of a stage production of the classic novel given by the Northern Dance Orchestra.
Ashley has also struck a Bronte-based deal with Yale University in the USA.
The university wants to use his watercolours on the front covers of its various books about the Brontes. The university, which is in New Haven, Connecticut, holds the copyright to all Bronte books in America.
Its latest offering is entitled Case Studies and Contemporary Criticism of Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights.
It is edited by Linda H Petersen, of Yale, and will feature Ashley's Dawns A New Day painting of Saddleworth Moor.
Despite having had a painting series on the USA's public broadcasting TV service for about 20 years, Ashley is excited by breaking into America for the second time.
He said: "It's fantastic to be known over there - but I won't be emigrating!"