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The red Chinese characters are my 'chop-stamp' for my artworks, spelling Barbara Wade Rose in Mandarin characters

The red Chinese characters are my ‘chop-stamp’ for my artworks, spelling Barbara Wade Rose in Mandarin characters

I painted as a child and stopped after I was sixteen – no particular reason.  My mother, Nola Wade, was the painter in our family.  Soon after she died in 2004 a ferocious urge to paint awoke within me, and I must have done over 20 canvases in the next couple of years.  I’m not professional or clever, but I enjoy it very much.

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