1951 - ?

Ship of Fools

David Pattison W. Pescod, was born in Wood Green, Middlesex in May 1951, son of Alfred James Pescod (8 February 1909-16 July 1980) and his wife Nancy Chattaway née Smith (12 January 1914-25 September 2000), who married at Edmonton, London in 1937. Dave studied Graphic Design at Hornsey College of Art followed by Fine Art at the Royal College of Art. In the late 1980s he succeeded Jan Pawlowicz [q.v.] at the Ipswich School of Art, then in High Street, Ipswich as tutor in graphic design and then moved across to teach higher level courses. Now working on his own account in mixed media constructions, abstract and semi-abstract paintings in acrylic, collagraph & other mono-prints. His work is inspired by music, place and influences, often worked in collage before painting. The paintings are layered and explore the relationship between abstraction and form. He also cross refer ideas, enjoying the opportunity to use spontaneity in the visual form, though some pieces such as his wireworks use specific designed ideas to challenge reality. Dave is a Member of Cambridge Open Studios.

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