I was born in Nottingham in UK in 1947 and now live in Alton, Hampshire. Although I had a career in science, I always loved to draw and paint so for many years art was just a hobby. In my late teens I started dabbling in oils and then moved on to gouache. I developed a distinctive faceted style of painting, applying it to a myriad of subjects.
Following my retirement from teaching, I was at last able to take an art qualification. Following the Access course in Art and Design at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) at Farnham, I did a Foundation Year in the 3D design department. This introduced me to ways of working with glass for which I developed a real passion. I was able learn and use techniques associated with both furnace and kiln formed glass. On completion of the course I bought a small kiln to use at home. I continue to experiment with both recycled bottle glass as well as special glasses, frits and powders and inclusions. I have taken a short course in stained glass and hope to transfer my faceted images to glass.
I am an active member of Alton Art Society and frequently exhibit both my 2D and 3D work. Several of my paintings of Alton have been used on Town Council literature. More information can be found on my website www.pellart.com .
I am currently working in my studio at home on projects involving metal inclusions in glass. I contin ue to paint when time allows.