Lee Wade has been sharing his art for more than 30 years. After first receiving a BS in Industrial Technology /Technical Graphics and an AS in Technical Illustration at Western Kentucky University, he then studied oil painting and color with Mary Louise Schrodt of Schrodt Art Studios in Louisville in the early 1980s. He followed with a study of illustration and graphic design at the Central Academy of Commercial Art in Cincinnati.
“I have been illustrating in oil, gouache, ink, acrylic, and airbrush since 1982,” he said. For many years, he has worked as an illustrator and graphic designer for several design studios and advertising agencies in Atlanta and Louisville. In 1996, he started his own company, Wade Illustration & Design, Inc., specializing
in medical, technical and editorial illustrations as well as marketing and sales support including logo design, brochure and promotional material development. For three years, he worked with the Norton Leatherman Spine Center in
Louisville as a medical illustrator.