PETER BROOK’S wintry images are held in close affection by many and are sure to delight visitors to a new exhibition at the Harrison Lord Gallery in Brighouse.
A collection of rare original paintings and a large selection of prints by the Brighouse artist who died three years ago, runs at the gallery throughout December.
Peter is known 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:”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, 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.
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”.