The Harrison Lord Gallery in Brighouse will have a new exhibition of work by Peter Brook the internationally known and much loved local artist throughout December. On show will be rare original paintings and a large selection of prints.
Peter, who sadly passed away in 2009, is famous for his local snow scenes. His paintings typically show the beauty and vastness of the Yorkshire landscape and of the destruction of the Pennine life that once was. They show Peter and his faithful dog walking over the land, through woods or towns in search of new scenes or a cup of tea and perhaps being watched by the sheep.
Peter would say that ‘All the time there have been places that caught my imagination, places that I feel very strongly about that I’ve had to paint’. In Brighouse – the west Yorkshire town where he spent most of his life – he found everything he needed to test his skills and start his life in art: its factories, stone built houses, colours, shapes and people.
Many people have enthusiastically collected his work over the years including famous film and TV stars. These include James Mason, Hannah Gordon, Tommy Steele, Alan Ladd, and Timothy Dalton among many others. This is a unique opportunity to see a large selection of work from Peter Brook all together. His framed prints start at less than £40 so make fantastic Christmas presents for any Peter brook fan or local landscape lover, along with his expansive new book and calendar.
Steven Lord, gallery owner, said “Peter left a wonderful legacy in his paintings and I’m sure that he would want us to continue enjoying his work. It is a tribute to his great achievements as an artist that our Peter Brook exhibitions are as successful as ever and I urge customers to come early to avoid disappointment.”
The Harrison Lord Gallery, 5 Bradford Road, Brighouse 01484 722462