Pete was born in Battersea, London, on 27th November 1949. He has always enjoyed using his hands for practical projects like carpentry and drawing. He was medically retired from employment in 1995 with serious nerve and muscle damage to his right shoulder. His family encouraged him go pursue his interest in art and he developed his own style and technique initially using pastels. He is always exploring new art mediums and has widened his technique to include unique and modern pictures using wax. His art subjects are wide and varied and include animals, planes, children's pictures, the universe and many other topics.