Peter Nelson UKCPS
A bit about me: I'm Yorkshire born, now living in St Neots, Cambridgeshire with my wife, Linda and two small Schnauzers. My career stems from being a time served draughtsman out of the shipbuilding and heavy engineering industry in Hull during the sixties, ending as a hydraulic engineer up to the time of my recent retirement. I have had some formal art training at night classes during the late 80's, but mainly I am self-taught.
Watercolours was my initial medium, as far back as 1986, with my main inspirations coming from weather textures, machinery and architecture, driven by the renowned artist, Richard Bolton.
Since my retirement in 2011 and travelling with my wife in our newly acquired camper van, I decided to try coloured pencils, as they are easier to handle on the move. After viewing Graham Brace's CP article back in 2013 this, with the travelling, really gave me new found inspiration and subject matter. Coloured pencils then became my passion.
At present I use the Derwent Coloursoft, Artist and Studio range of pencils and am currently investigating CP ranges, varying supports, tooling and techniques etc.
In the 2014 UKCPS 13th Annual Open International Exhibition 2014, I was elated to have the opportunity to exhibit three of my works from my coastal "Cromer" theme, but even more astounded to achieve recognition for my works "Rolling Breaker" Reserve Best in Show and "Wave Sculpture" Best Still Life.
This achievement has now set my goal in the advancement of my work, style and technique over the coming years.
Updated June 2014