MY PROCESS

You will find me with multiple brushes, hands covered in paint, apron messy with mostly bright colors and a happy heart. When I begin a painting I dive right in! I pick a color I am feeling most attracted to at the given moment. From there, I work using color, movement, and texture to create a balanced piece of artwork.

 

Most recently, I have been exploring using words to drive my creative process. Taking challenging memories from my past, inspirational poems, and current thoughts, I use these to reflect on as I begin to paint. This guides my color choices, layout, and final product. This emotive process has created in me a deeper sense of connection to my artwork. You can see the beginnings of my current series, "Words Translated" on my website - kandyceking.com

 

Overall, my enjoyment comes from the process of taking a blank page and making it come to life. 

 

MY STORY

Art has always been a passion of mine. Both my grandmothers were primary influences in my early artistic endeavors. As a child, my grandmother taught me how to draw portraits while sitting in church and the other took private art lessons with me. At school, any subject was fun if ART was a part of the assignment. 

 

After graduating with a B.A. in Commercial Art from Walla Walla University in 2007 I worked as a graphic designer for a number of years. Eventually, I found my way back to pursuing a career in fine art and exploring my love for abstract art.

 

MY STATEMENT

I create art because I must. It is in me.

Kandyce King

Mixed media artist living in College Place, WA. Her work will be on display at the Telander Gallery until October 31. For more information, please see her website, www.KandyceKing.com.