ABOUT CANDICE RAPHAEL
Candice Raphael’s complex, layered works in the manner of Vance Kirkland, use textured floating dots that appear to hover above her colourful ink backgrounds.
These works transport the viewer to another world of imagination, evoking images of the Great Barrier Reef and aerial views of surreal worlds. Her drawings and prints often incorporate patterns, creating an inner view within the work itself.
In 2010 her work, ‘Dice’ was bought for the Boardroom of the Minister for Disabilities, WA, Helen Morton and a piece was also commissioned by the Disability Services Commission regional office in Rockingham. She was awarded the As We Are Rosalind Lewis Award, 2009 and the As We Are People’s Choice Award 2012, 2009 as well as the Activ Art Award for abstract work 2014 and the Activ Art Exhibition People’s Choice Award, 2016.
"I have learnt so much and I look forward to learning many more things in the future, I would like to say thankyou very much to all my art mentors (at Mixed Palette) for helping me through this whole experience It has been my journey towards success. Without you, I would not be where I am today!