Candyss Crosby is an artist with deep affinity and respect for the landscape and our environment. This passion lends both intensity and emotion to her work which goes far beyond simple representation. Her connection with the land becomes an inward journey, where memory and the creative process reshapes the external experience, allowing the paint, memory and inner sight to spontaneously create new colours, textures and lines in the “inner landscape” that then evolves.
These canvasses rarely represent specific landmarks or locations, but rather convey the mood and spirit of places and seek to evoke emotion and contemplation. This is achieved by the play of light, colour and texture, and through the practice of certain markings, patterns and shapes recurring in her work.
Candyss has exhibited in many galleries and events, both nationally and internationally, for the past 27 years and her contemporary art can be found in both corporate and private collections. Candyss began exhibiting in Asia and soon established a client base and sold through her own studio and other gallery representations. After returning to Sydney Candyss opened her own studio gallery in a large warehouse in Curl Curl on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, and soon opened her self-titled gallery in Balgowlah which ran successfully for years. Candyss is now painting and exhibiting from a large warehouse studio gallery in Balgowlah’s industrial area and is currently immersed in creating a new series that will excite and challenge. Candyss’s work can be viewed at her warehouse studio in Roseberry Street, Balgowlah, in Sydney’s Northern Beaches by appointment only.