Field of Gold by Candy James 
Cotswold Earth Pigments, Charcoal, 24ct Gold Leaf, Diamond Dust on Canvas
Image size: H:100 cm x W:120 cm
Complete Size of Unframed Work: H:100 cm x W:120 cm x D:4cm
Please note that insitu images are purely an indication of how a piece may look
Large scale abstract painting with natural earth pigments from the Cotswolds, limestone, charcoal from found camp fires, 24ct Gold Leaf and Diamond Dust.
Inspired by the large wheat fields and open skies of West Oxfordshire.
A statement piece of Fine Art measuring 120 x 100 cm incorporating 24ct Gold Leaf and Diamond Dust made of finely ground glass which catches the light beautifully.
‘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 earth pigments to depict the Cotswold
landscape in abstract form. As an environmental artist she explores psychological
narratives surrounding place identity and the interconnectedness of man, nature and art.
‘Walking in the Cotswold countryside, locating interesting natural earth pigments
from soil, limestone, streams and rock I capture organic elements of the landscape
drawing me closer to nature. The relationship between these activities and my
thinking considers my exploration as a creative aesthetic practice.
The subsequent process of 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 simple natural elements used in 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.’