HE is a man famed for his evocative paintings of the moors around his Holmfirth home.
But now artwork by Ashley Jackson has been presented to the ambassador of the nation which inspired his latest crop of paintings.
Ashley, 63, visited China for about five weeks around October, 2002, travelling thousands of miles.
Now, he has displayed four huge pieces depicting Chinese landscapes in the posh Victoria Quarter shopping centre in Leeds.
And at a ceremony in the city's Civic Hall, Industrial Panorama - a print showing a view from Holmfirth - was presented to Mr Jha Peixing by Leeds Council.
While in China, Ashley went to the Yangtze River, the Great Wall and the beautiful River Lee, which runs through fantastically-shaped hills.
The four paintings he hung in Leeds portrayed those incredible vistas.
"I always find you get more reaction from the people in the street than in an art gallery," said Ashley.
"People may be rushing by to get to the bus station and stop in their tracks," he said.
His travels round the world have influenced his paintings of bleak Pennine landscapes.
At the River Lee, he experienced a world far removed from Holmfirth.
"The cormorants are trained to fish and put fish into the fisherman's basket. It's incredible to see that," he said.