Candice Purwin, detail of work in progress, idle women 2016
Candice Purwin is an illustrator and comic book writer. Her graphic novel work has most notably been shortlisted for the Jonathan Cape/Observer/Comica short story prize (2015) and exhibited in Southern Alberta Art Gallery, while her fine art illustration work has been featured in exhibitions in Berlin, Edinburgh and Toronto. Her style and themes are darkly comic and often explore female roles and relationships within their environments. In particular how these interactions and physical spaces are used to construct personal myths and stories made of memory and place through which we attempt to form an identity.