Sunday, 26 October 2008

The Sculptor

PAUL FINE, one of 6 brothers, was born in 1943 in Farnborough, Hants., and brought up in Kidlington (near Oxford), Coventry and Cheltenham. He gained an Open Scholarship in Mathematics to St. John's College, Oxford, and in 1964 was awarded a 1st class degree and scholarships for 3 years' postgraduate study at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the U. S. A. He returned to Britain and worked in the computer industry for 40 years in programming, project management and marketing before retiring from regular paid work in 2008.

He worked as a consultant in Sweden, Italy and Germany, as well as various locations in the U. K. He worked for the U.K. Atomic Energy Authority, Honeywell, SPL, Software Sciences and THORN EMI. In 1990 he established his own design and computer consultancy business, Q S Consultants.

His interest in abstract sculpture based on geometrical forms dates from his teenage years when he first encountered the work of the Bauhaus school of Architecture and Design. This interest was only sporadic until the 1980s, when he first began modelling his own designs for exhibition.

Paul lives in Frome, Somerset.