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Dot Wade

Dot Wade artist portrait in her studio

Dot Wade is a British abstract artist who grew up in Cornwall. After several years living and working in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, she now resides on the edge of Bodmin Moor in an old Cornish cottage, the granite dug from the quarry just a stone's throw away.

Dot's distinctive approach to painting embodies structural compositions and a reductive palette, in a search for a place of stillness and meditation. The drive to simplify is strong and reflects her belief in a spiritual and minimal approach to life. She believes all landscapes inform the artist's work. This includes intellectual landscapes formed from the books we read, our emotions and our politics. In her work there is no pictorial evidence to be found; with the possible exception of the colours: bracken, slate, granite, and the ever-changing sky of the moor.

Dot Wade studied at Falmouth School of Art, Dartington College of Art, and Oxford Polytechnic. Widely exhibited, her work can be found in collections in the UK, the USA and Europe.