Under the Canopy of Stars is an exhibition of paintings that search to capture the essence of landscape and its contrasting rawness and beauty.
The works were developed from reference diaries of paintings and drawings made while in remote areas of Australia. Ideas and emotions are instinctually processed into paintings back in the artist’s studio.
“My works change from being related to a place, to forging their own identity. Erasing the realism of the landscape to reveal image and form, deconstruction of the subject matter to allow line and mark making. The works are abstractly painted to reveal notions of landscape seen and journeyed, expressing the vastness of the land and the ever-present limitless skies of stars.” – Sharon Candy, 2022