Karen Wade grew up in Cornwall in the far west of England, ‘where the land meets the sea’. The art traditions of the Cornish abstract movement became the starting point for her own work, and one that she would return to again and again.
In the words of the artist: “There is a Cornish language of shape – the recognizable boat, the circle, the off-kilter and immensely satisfying rectangular shapes, with a deep inference to rock and sea.”
After living in the Rocky Mountains of the USA for several years, Karen recently moved back to England. Her new work is influenced by sculpture and post-minimalism.
Karen’s work can be found in the homes of art collectors in the UK, the USA and France.
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Art photography by Harry Wade.