Carole Wade, a seasoned graphic designer with a 30-year career, has embarked on an exciting new journey as a painter. Her wealth of experience in design now finds expression on canvas. But Carole’s adventures extend beyond the art studio.
For eight years, she called her 30-foot sailboat, Italic, home. Navigating the waters, she explored the east coast, from Nova Scotia to the Florida Keys, and even ventured to the Bahamas. Crossing the Atlantic single-handedly, Carole’s spirit of adventure knew no bounds.
Her European sojourn spanned four years, taking her from the shores of England to the sun-kissed Canary Islands. For the past twelve years, Carole has immersed herself in the world of painting.
Now settled in Park City, Utah, Carole continues to pursue her passions. When she’s not creating art, you’ll find her skiing down the slopes or engaging in a strategic game of bridge. Her life is a canvas, and every stroke adds color to her remarkable journey.
My color theory was a place to begin, with more emphasis on clear light and dark values and harmony. Discovering the potential of a limited color palette was such a surprise! Making expressive marks and shapes led me to a couple of years of purely abstract work that I enjoyed for the personal freedom it allowed. But the subject matter in my past work, sense of place, and interpretation of human figures were calling.
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