Jo Wade

I am a second generation Cypriot born in Manchester; I studied Fine Art at Staffordshire University and currently live in Stratford upon Avon with my husband and three children.

I paint with mostly oils but I’m not averse to mixing media.
My working processes are fluid and I enjoy mark-making, layering and the incidental.

My paintings aim to evoke the transience of time and its fleeting memories – “like a tune that wafts in the breeze. ”

Most recently I have completed a series of works entitled, ‘Time and tide wait for no man.’ This work uses the ebb and flow of the tide to mirror time’s rhythms.

As an artist I have been involved in both group and solo exhibitions; helped set up an Artists’ Cooperative and studios and taught art in schools and colleges.



Selected Exhibitions:

  • Bond Gallery solo exhibition. Birmingham
  • Pankhurst Centre solo exhibition. Manchester
  • Burslem Art centre solo exhibition. Stoke-on-Trent
  • Gallery K group exhibition. London
  • Bank of Cyprus touring exhibition. London, Cyprus, Greece
  • Stoke on Trent Gallery & Museum group exhibition. Stoke on Trent
  • ‘Wanton Girls & wicked Women.’ group exhibition. Milton Keynes
  • Blackfriars theatre and art centre group exhibition. Boston/ Lincolnshire
  • Keele University group exhibition. Staffordshire
  • Lichfield Library group exhibition. Lichfield
  • Runnymede Gallery group exhibition. Berkshire
  • Art in the Ark exhibition group exhibition. Basingstoke
  • Prize winner at Pershore open arts Competition. Worcestershire
  • RBSA open all media competition. Birmingham
  • Little Buckland Gallery Broadway Arts Festival open competition. Worcestershire
  • The Gallery Chipping Norton Theatre solo exhibition. Oxfordshire
  • The people’s landscape.’ Claydon House. Berkshire
  • The Herbert Art gallery open art competition. Coventry
  • Rugby Art Gallery & Museum, ‘2 Blues,’ duo exhibition. Rugby