Sharon Candy
Sharon Candy

 

 

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.

 

Remote Immersion

This exhibition is a response to an amazing journey I had to the Northern Territory. It’s a very beautiful and harsh, yet vulnerable environment. There is so much concealed and spiritual within the land, leaving an intense sense of connection and mystery. The remoteness and history of the terrain and the indigenous people captivate and overwhelm all at once. Straight away, I knew painting what was before me was just not enough.

The outback has its strengths and weaknesses. These artworks challenge the obvious and embrace emotional reactions, working to express the exquisite rawness of the landscape and exposing unconscious actions and feelings.

Some of my paintings are more familiar, while others are spontaneous and an exploration of instinctive connection. Pushing my art to new areas of abstraction with expressive brush marks and lines to portray boundaries of wetlands, waterfalls and escarpments. Colour is laid in layers and concentrated to reveal interest, depth and discovery.

Remote Immersion is more the experience of a location, rather than representation. The intense colour, form and textures of these artworks encapsulates my state of new awareness of the journey within and my surroundings.

 

CV

b. 1966 Sydney

Graphic Design Diploma, 1997

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

Finalist

2018    Gosford Art Prize
2018    Hunters Hill Art Prize
2017    Hunters Hill Art Prize
2017    Mosman Art Prize
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

2018
Remote Immersion Solo Exhibition, Art2Muse Gallery, Sydney

2017
Montane, Solo Exhibition, Art2Muse Gallery, Sydney

2016
Balmain Art Show
Lindfield Art Show
St Thomas’s Art Show
Me ArtSpace Gallery

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

2006 – 2008
Kings Art Show
View Art Show

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