BA (Hons) Fine Art
‘A sense of place develops when we combine memories and experiences with it.’
Contemporary abstract artist Candy James is known for her large scale, textured, nature inspired paintings on canvas using natural pigments to depict the Cotswold landscape in abstract form and explore the interconnectedness of man, nature and art.
‘I search the Cotswold countryside to locate interesting natural earth pigments. I collect soils, sandstone, limestone and rock, capturing organic elements of the landscape, bringing me closer to nature.
The subsequent process of labelling, cataloguing, crushing and refining the pigments to create my own paints is both primal and mesmerising, ancient yet contemporary. There is a complexity to the simplicity of my paintings. Their many layers folding in the past, present and possible futures of our actions and an outcome that is minimalistic and abstract in nature.’