ART work by Dewsbury painter Peter Hammond will be displayed in his home town.

Dewsbury Museum is hosting an exhibition of the artist’s work.

Peter was born and raised in Ravensthorpe and worked as a joiner, in a tannery and as a projectionist at the Essoldo cinema before following his father into the textile mills.

However, an industrial accident brought this to an end and left him with epilepsy and breathing problems.

But not one to miss the chance to develop his passion, he rekindled his childhood interest in art and studied at Batley School of Art and Design.

In 1980 he began pencil and ink sketches of the industrial landscape so familiar to him and he developed detailed landscapes, painted mostly from memory, with bold blocks of colour.

These vivid heavy woollen district scenes, crowded with brightly dressed people, are now characteristic of Peter’s prolific work and distinctive style.

Peter, now 68, lives in Lee-on-the-Solent in Hampshire with his partner Kim.

But he will return to his hometown for an exhibition at the museum, which runs in Crow Nest Park until October 10 on Monday to Friday from 11am to 5pm, and 12 noon to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Admission is free.