Virginia Candler

Artist + Virginia Candler

The seeds of my interest in creating art began as a child when I took a class on Saturday mornings. A minor in art history, a semester studying painting in Italy and various community art classes continued to feed my appetite for making. After spending the first several years of my career in education, for nearly the past decade I have pursued my own art practice. I often return to those early experiences, especially blind contour and color theory. Inspired by shapes and colors found in nature, fashion, the human form, ancient architecture, and negative spaces, I enter an uncharted process with each new work. Applying, removing and layering paint are the backbone of my progression. Unattachment is always the goal, as every work takes on an unexpected life of its own. 


My work has been featured in New Orleans retail shops including The Sunday Shop and The Good Shop, and I have participated in several group shows at the New Orleans Art Center and a Prospect New Orleans partnership show. I live in New Orleans with my partner, 3 teenagers, 2 cats and a dog.


Photo: Harlin Miller @harlinmillerjr

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