Asia has been an important foundation of Candyss’ art career after working and living first in Hong Kong and then in Singapore for 8 years. Candyss jogged every morning to the Singapore Botanical Gardens – watching the water lilies open in the warm early morning air and observing the heliconias with their bright pops of orange and red contrasts, the bright foliage greens and darker tropical shadows.
The first Asian Floral series was inspired by these Botanical Gardens and was titled ‘TROPICAL SHADOWS’.
“The colours are really bright and bold in Asia due to the different light and deep shadows. I painted the vibrant heliconia flowers hanging lazily against the shadowy green plants focusing on the contrasting colours, shadows and light”.