Joe Dias was born in Carlisle, Cumbria in 1956.
He studied Fine Art at Carlisle College of Art and Design
and then Newcastle upon Tyne Polytechnic from 1976-79 where
he gained a 2:1 Honours Degree.
In 2008 he completed an MA in Contemporary Fine Art at the
University of Cumbria.
Environments which inform Joes work are chiefly: the
Solway Firth and its surrounding area and the more remote
locations of the Lakeland Fells.
Joe works from his studio in Raughton Head, Cumbria.