Sharon Candy
Sharon Candy

Exhibition at Art2Muse Gallery 21 August – 3 September 2018

Sharon Candy

“Colours are the smiles of nature” – Poet James Henry Leigh Hunt (1784 – 1859)

Surroundings and colour of destinations locally and abroad inspire me. My artworks emerge from constant surprising influences. My contemporary landscapes are naturally familiar and spontaneous. My aim is to stimulate on inspection and influence an individual’s personal interpretation. To bring about pleasure or discovery, that speaks to us all differently.

My approach and application is driven by the progress within my work. The paintings develop slowly, evolving through the grain of the board as well as the medium, producing compositions with depth and emotion. I moved to painting after a career as a Graphic Designer and see this as a strong influence in my artwork. I have been exhibiting successfully in Sydney, with many happy clients locally, abroad and commission based. My artworks are acrylic and charcoal on board framed.

 

Montane

‘Montane’ is a body of artworks interpreting the ever changing elements of mountainous ranges. While my compositions have reference of local and abroad surroundings, I paint with no restraints of realism. Colour and nature are my sunshine and constant inspiration. My works capture the essence of nature with a lightness of happiness and warmth.

The landforms inspire me through the flow of pattern and movement. My work, familiar, but abstract, plays with light, line and form with a merging of a soft palette and brush. The calmness of the palette compliments the forces of nature. The unforeseen markings of my paintings find themselves evolving unconsciously. I love painting on board as the rawness and the grain directs the paintings energy, determining the final composition.

 

CV

b. 1966 Sydney

Graphic Design Diploma, 1997

Painting and life drawing workshops at Northbridge School of Visual Arts and Willoughby Arts Centre.

 

Finalist

2016    Hunters Hill Art Prize

2015    International Women’s Day Art Prize, Tap Gallery

2008    North Sydney Art Prize

2007    Northbridge Art Prize

2001    Willoughby Art Prize

 

Solo and Group Exhibitions

2017

Montane, Art2Muse Gallery, Sydney

 

2016

Balmain Art Show

Lindfield Art Show

St Thomas’s Art Show

 

2015

Balmain Art Show – Feature Artist

Lindfield Art Show – Feature Artist

Hunters Hill Art Gallery

St Thomas’s Art Show

Kings Art Show

Ravenswood Art Show

 

2014

Balmain Art Show

Lindfield Art Show

St Thomas’s Art Show

Kings Art Show

Martha’s Castlecrag

 

2013

Balmain Art Show

Lindfield Art Show

St Thomas’s Art Show

Kings Art Show

Mount Ashby Estate Exhibition

 

2012

Balmain Art Show

Lindfield Art Show

St Thomas’s Art Show

Kings Art Show

Epiphanies Exhibition

 

2011

Balmain Art Show

Lindfield Art Show

St Thomas’s Art Show

Kings Art Show

View Art Show

Martha’s Castlecrag

 

2010

Balmain Art Show

Lindfield Art Show

St Thomas’s Art Show

Kings Art Show

View Art Show

Epiphanies Exhibition

 

2009

Kings Art Show

View Art Show

Mono Art Castlecrag

 

2008

Kings Art Show

View Art Show

 

2007

Kings Art Show

View Art Show

 

2006

Kings Art Show

View Art Show

 

2003

Northbridge Gallery 307

 

 

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