THE first print sold at 8.50 in the morning - and from then on customers packed into the Harrison Lord Gallery in Brighouse for the opening of the annual Peter Brook exhibition.
Gallery owner Steven Lord said: “The exhibition opening was extremely successful and exceeded all our expectations. “Two years on from Peter’s passing, it just shows how popular his work remains. The gallery was packed with his fans all day and many reminiscences of the artist were shared as his work brought back happy memories.”
Three rare original paintings were sold on the day along with a large number of print, some of them being rare signed examples of the late Brighouse artist’s work.
“Peter’s work continues to rise in value with recent auction sales showing a good increase on prices achieved over sales earlier in the year. Many people now see Peter Brook as a good investment,” said Steven.
Peter’s widow Molly opened the show along with her daughter Alison and son-in-law Martin Booth. Brighouse singer Roger Davies, who has written a song about Peter Brook, also attended.
Peter Brook died in November 2009. He was known mainly for his paintings of Pennine landscapes and mill towns.