A passion for the natural environment is what drives artist Candyss Crosby to create her emotive, abstract landscapes. Going far beyond simple representation her connection with the land becomes an inward journey where memory and the creative process reshape reality in an “inner landscape” which evolves on the canvas in a play of light colour and texture.
Rarely a representation of a specific landmark or location, rather Candyss aims to convey the mood and spirit of a place and to evoke emotion and contemplation.
‘PINK FOREST’ 137cm x 101cm, oil on canvas
‘MANLY HORIZON’ 122cm x 122cm, oil on canvas
‘CATERPILLAR DREAMING II’ 125cm x 125cm, oil on canvas
“I want to re-create the feeling of openness and expansiveness that I experience when
I’m out in the middle of nowhere – just the sky, the earth under my feet and me.”
Over the past 27 years, Candyss has exhibited in many galleries and events, both nationally and internationally, and her contemporary art can be found in both corporate and private collections worldwide.
‘AFTER THE GOLD RUSH’ 183 X 123CM, oil on canvas
‘ALONG THE MONARO HIGHWAY’ 165CM X 112CM, oil on canvas
‘THE YELLOW TREE’
‘WAVES OF INFINITY’ 183 X 183cm, oil on canvas
Candyss’s work can be viewed in person by appointment at her warehouse studio in Roseberry
Street, Balgowlah, in Sydney’s Northern Beaches and online at candysscrosby.com