Born in Los Angeles, CA, C. W. Slade is a contemporary mixed media artist working in a variety of mediums including painting, collage and printmaking. She incorporates her travels, philosophy, and poetry into her own unique artistic language. She is a storyteller using the artistic process as a means of exploring life’s mysteries. Beneath the surface of each painting are evocative suggestions of color form and language that reflect the artist’s process. Her paintings allow the viewer freedom to participate in the process by offering clues, messages and fragments of meaning. Recognizable images are gracefully integrated within the abstract composition thus creating a bridge into the painters territory.
C.W. Slade has been an artist her entire life and has studied at the Otis InsTitute of art, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and Florence as well as private studies with several acclaimed artists. Her work can be found in numerous collections in the United States and Europe.
CW is committed to the ideas that truth in art lies in the act of creation and requires the artist complete surrender of rational thought.
Painting is my way of exploring the mysteries of daily life, the uncertainty of what it is to be human, and to scratch at the layer’s of one’s existence. My deepest curiosities rest beneath the surface, waiting to be discovered. Music, poetry, or even a single word can spark an idea. What is most central comes to me in silence, that special space in between all the chaos allowing me a moment of repose. My approach to art-making is purely natural and spontaneous rather than deliberate. I let the colors and images present themselves to me without question. Slowly, the painting reveals its secrets to me, much like waking from a dream.
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