Three paintings hung on wall in line. The paintings are abstract forms in shades of cream and brown

‘Where the Water Falls’ artwork, finalist in Gosford Art Prize.

Sharon Candy is a Sydney-based contemporary artist. Predominantly self-taught, Sharon finds freedom in creating on her own terms.

“Painting is an emotional landscape and an artistic process. Granted, I have also had the pleasure to paint with and learn from amazing talented artists: Idris Murphy, Ross Laurie, Jo Bertini, Catherine Cassidy, Tonee Messiah, and Antonia Perricone Mrljak.”

Sharon has participated in art residencies with fellow artists in the Hunter Valley, Kelton Plains, Cooma, and Ross River, NT. Sharon’s paintings are held in collections around Australia and internationally, and her works have featured in numerous publications including Inside Out Magazine, Australian House & Garden, SMH Domain Magazine, The Design Files, The Daily Telegraph Home Magazine, and Adore Magazine.

Under The Canopy Of Stars

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


b. 1966 Sydney
Graphic Design Diploma, 1997
Painting professionally since 2003

Solo Exhibitions

2022 Under the Canopy of Stars Exhibition, Art2Muse Gallery, Sydney
2020 With Light There Is Shadow Exhibition, Art2Muse Gallery, Sydney
2018 Remote Immersion Solo Exhibition, Art2Muse Gallery, Sydney
2017 Montane Exhibition, Art2Muse Gallery, Sydney

Group Exhibitions

Balmain Art Show
Lindfield Art Show
St Thomas’s Art Show

Balmain Art Show – Feature Artist
Lindfield Art Show – Feature Artist

Art Prizes

2022 Gosford Art Prize – Finalist
2019 Gosford Art Prize – Finalist
2018 Gosford Art Prize – Finalist
2018 Hunters Hill Art Prize – Finalist
2017 Hunters Hill Art Prize – Finalist
2017 Mosman Art Prize – Finalist
2016 Hunters Hill Art Prize – Finalist
2015 International Women’s Day Art Prize, Tap Gallery – Finalist
2008 North Sydney Art Prize – Finalist
2007 Northbridge Art Prize – Finalist
2001 Willoughby Art Prize – Finalist