‘Local lads’ feature in art show

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The work of a trio of respected Yorkshire artists, Peter Brook, Tony Haigh and Jeff Beaumont, will feature in a new exhibition at the Harrison Lord Gallery, Brighouse, which opens on Saturday.

The exhibition will feature local scenes and landscapes by three well-known ‘local lads’.

Peter Brook, who died in 2009, spent most of his life living and painting in Brighouse and his typical snowy scenes capture the essence of a Yorkshire winter.

The gallery will display a wide range of open edition prints, limited edition, rare signed prints along with one or two original paintings.

Artist Tony Haigh was fascinated by the old textile mills of Huddersfield, the Colne Valley and Halifax.

He decided to capture in his drawings and paintings as many as he could before they were demolished or converted to other uses.

He also enjoyed painting and drawing many of the old churches and chapels of the area and regularly held exhibitions of his work at local galleries and museums. He was a member of Brighouse Art Society for many years and also a regular contributor at other art clubs across West Yorkshire.

The gallery willexhibit 14 of Tony’s great original local scenes as part of the exhibition.

Holmfirth-based watercolourist Jeff Beaumont’s striking work features the valleys and moors of the eastern edge of Pennines.

He said: “I am fascinated by the sky and cloud formations, the light and shade they produce. No day is ever the same’.

Jeff’s work is sought by collectors both in the UK and overseas.

Gallery owner Steven Lord said: “This unique collaboration is a must for local art lovers, the contrast of artists, styles and medium ensures there is something for everyone.”

The exhibition runs at the Bradford Road gallery until March 8 andis free to enter.