Joe Dias was born in Carlisle 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 Joe’s 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 near Carlisle, Cumbria.