A FIREPLACE is often a traditional place above which to hang a painting.
So two Brighouse art groups have joined forces with local firm Artisan Fireplaces to showcase more than 100 pieces of work in the setting which shows them off perfectly.
Brighouse Art Circle and Hipperholme and Lightcliffe Art Society have teamed up for the second exhibition at the Phoenix Street showroom in Brighouse.
But it is the first time the two popular art groups have come together to exhibit their work.
Brighouse artist Matthew Evans is one of those with work on show.
He said: “One of my works, Summer Sunset Ibiza, has been chosen as one of the prizes in a fundraising raffle in aid of Cancer Research, supported by Artisan to run in conjunction with the exhibition.”
Matthew, a former Rastrick Grammar School pupil, added: “I am predominately a seascape artist with special interest in sunsets of the Oban and Skye areas of Scotland – being very inspired by the atmospheric effects of light on water which seem particularly suited to my pastel and acrylic techniques.”
And he said it was important for local artists to get the backing of a prominent local firm, saying he hopes they can continue to showcase their work there in the future.
Gary Heginbottom, Artisan’s managing director, said: “It’s a great place for us to bring together all the local artistic talent. Their work features over all three floors here and it looks great.
“There are some beautiful pieces of work up on the walls which are for sale and proceeds go to charity.”
Also showing are Chris Stocks with his Winner, painting, Dorothy Pickering with Tribe at Sunset and Mary Needham’s Ribblehead Viaduct.
The Artisan Fireplaces exhibition runs until November 14 and is open seven days a week from 9.30am.
Meanwhile, a collection of Peter Brook paintings will go on show at the Harrison Lord Art Gallery in Brighouse.
A selection of original and limited edition paintings will be unveiled in the first of the gallery’s exhibitions since it re-opened.
Brighouse singer Roger Davies will open the exhibition next Saturday, November 7, at 11am with a concert.
Steven Lord from the gallery said: “This is our first exhibition since the gallery re-opened after its refurbishment so we are looking forward to it.”