C. Wade Brickhouse

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St. Petersburg, Florida

Wade Brickhouse is a native North Carolina artist now residing in St. Petersburg with his wife, cats and Italian greyhounds. All of which are a constant source of inspiration. After studying architecture, he spent 28 years in the field of graphic design. During the last 12 of those years he was the sole proprietor of a design studio serving regional and international clients. He has since chosen to pursue his interest in fine art and crafts. In this pursuit he has studied under printmaker, Mary Lou Sussman: attended Penland School of Crafts and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. He has produced works in the disciplines of photography, computer generated imagery, painting, mixed media, ceramics and printmaking. The current focus of his work is the exploration of the use of paper in sculpture. Wade is represented by galleries in the southeast and has participated in numerous exhibitions. His works are in private and corporate collections nationwide. His work is included in the September 11 Memorial Portfolio a traveling exhibition of the American Print Alliance.

"Recycled materials find their way into many of my pieces and this project offered the opportunity to expand the concept. Keeping material out of the landfill and creating something both beautiful and thought provoking presented a challenge I could not resist. The selection of a hub cap as the basic element and the current economic situation especially the automotive industry was to me a wonderful mix to be presented through art."C. Wade Brickhouse