A NEW exhibition of work by famous landscape artist Peter Brook opens this weekend in Brighouse.

The exhibition will showcase his popular prints as well as rare originals and signed limited edition prints and takes place at the Harrison Lord Gallery in Brighouse, from tomorrow.

Peter, who lived most of his life in Brighouse and was a well-known figure in the town, used the Pennines as the inspiration for his paintings.

The former high school teacher became one of the country’s top landscape artists and his work continues to be popular with collectors and features in the Tate collection in London.

A highlight of the show will be the launch of a new book entitled “Peter Brook, a Life in Painting, Vol. 2” by David Walker, an illustrated coffee table book featuring Peter’s work from the his first sketches right up to 2009, when he died.

Steven Lord, gallery owner said: “This new book showcases Peter’s work from his early local townscapes, Pennine farmhouses and woodland scenes right up to his most famous snow scenes. It is a limited collector’s item and should be on the bookshelf of all Peter Brook fans.”

He added that Peter’s unique style and characteristic humour have made him a firm favourite over the years.

Peter often used to photograph the local Pennine scenery and draw the old abandoned farms and the windswept landscapes before going back to his studio in Woodhouse Lane to create his masterpieces, Mr Lord added.

The exhibition also features an up and coming Brighouse artist Matt Turner.

Mr Lord added: “I’m very excited about Matt Turner’s work. The way he captures Pennine snow scenes is very reminiscent of Peter’s work. Matt has been inspired by the same views that Peter loved so much and it will be great to hear people’s reactions to his work.”

The free exhibition runs until December 24. Visit harrisonlord.co.uk for more details.