Artist Peter Reed has a particular take on “Nostalgia” at his exhibition, now showing at Brook Street Gallery in Todmorden Market Hall.
Peter was brought up in Littleborough and his art draws on memories of the late 50s, 60s and 70s, some of them based around incidents in his own life, part of his career, for example, being spent as a policeman.
From childhood memories of children sleding in the snow, via some painted “snapshots” of people and places gone by, to dealing with football crowds while in the force, it’s a mixture of his work, using acrylics on canvas, past and present.
In his time Peter has been a member of Platform One Gallery at Todmorden Railway Station exhibited there and also at places like Bradford City Galleries. The Brook Street exhibition runs until March 14.
Peter said: “I’ve been painting for years but never did it as a career - I used to be a policeman for example, and one of the paintings recalls trouble among football fans, and also ran a medical recovery service for holidaymakers abroad. I have done the paintings from memories of things like Calder Moor Co-op at Littleborough, for example. Someone sent me a photograph of it and it’s where I started work when I was 15. I painted in Mr Cockroft on the doorstep and my bike with a basket.”