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July 21, 2015

Ashleigh Baxter

Ashleigh Baxter


This may sound cheesy, but, it started in year 10 art. Our class had to create a poster against violence. My poster was of a dagger piercing an anatomical heart that I had hand drawn. From there I continued to practice drawing in the many art books I had lying around.

But when year 11 came around, I discovered the wonders of Photoshop.

With Photoshop the possibilities are endless and I’m always learning; just last weekend I discovered how to do a disintegration effect. Now, most of my art consists of Photoshop. Photoshop is definitely an investment but I think that anyone can use it, whether they are ‘arty’ or not.

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Through my immense love of art, I have had many opportunities to get my work ‘out there’. From exhibitions to murals in shops, I’ve done it. And I couldn’t of been more thankful for all of the opportunities I’ve had so far.

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I may only be a 17 year old, but I do believe I have some wisdom (and wits) up my sleeve. I am a strong believer in the saying, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know”.

To think that a friend I made in year 10 English could change my life forever. You never know it’s going to happen, until it happens.


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July 21, 2015

Candice Griswold | Artist

Candice Griswold | Artist


A native Texan, Candice Griswold found her passion in art while living in Australia.
Candice spent most of her childhood dreaming of a world where anything was possible.

In 2014 Candice embarked on an amazing journey to explore art and artists each day for 365 days (2014-2015).
During this time she invested an hour a day for an entire year creating and experiencing art.

A Technology Consultant by day Candice now spends most of her free time pursuing her passion in art.  During her journey she noticed that day-to-day life can be quite stressful and wanted to create a safe place to express those emotions. Candice hopes to raise art awareness and demonstrate how art can be a great way to increase mental health and decrease stress.

Candice is still in the process of creating her own personal style. She’s currently working on her first exhibition titled “Take A Walk With Me”, a journey of expression and creativity.

 

When asked what advice she would give to up and coming artists Candice says,

“Be fearless, express yourself and inspire!”

“As a child I created a vision for the life I wanted and it was without fear. Dreams were always a possibility. Thirty years later I am living the life I dreamed as a child. Today I want to inspire and motivate others to be fearless when creating their dreams.”

Candice currently lives in Kangaroo Point with her husband Brian.

We are so excited to welcome Candice to our magazine and look forward to following this inspiring artist as she brings her talent to life right before our eyes.

We appreciate Candice’s musings for creating and together we are hopeful that sharing this forward moving artists motivation for making art is an experience that resonates with you.

Take a walk with me…
Cheers,
Candice

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365artaustralia@gmail.com

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