Dot Wade is a British abstract painter, who was raised in Cornwall and studied at Falmouth School of Art, Dartington College of Art, and art history at Oxford Polytechnic. Quickly establishing herself as one of Cornwall’s most highly regarded abstract artists, Dot’s earliest influences come from Post-minimalist art, particularly evident in her pure formalist aesthetic .
The title of the exhibition Coming Home is the connecting theme we feel runs between Dot’s work since returning home to Cornwall after several years living and working in the Rocky Mountains of America.
Dot has quietly returned to Bodmin Moor, to a house that has stood there for hundreds of years; the granite sourced from just yards up the road, the slate from Delabole. This is a Cornish house. Wade walks daily in the hills around her house and up to the moor. Her work is sculptural, reflective and frequently borne of her meditation on life living at the edge of Britain.
Dot declares her experience of ‘Place’ through her own distinctive approach to painting, from structured compositions and a reductive palette to poetic sensibility and chosen motifs. She paints with a sense of the great St Ives modernists and yet discernibly moves their language into her own unique, more contemplative sphere.
Widely exhibited, her work can be found in collections in the UK, the USA and Europe.
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