About Me

Candy Medusa is an artist, illustrator, marine biologist and loudmouth, constantly confused as to why artists' statements are supposed to be in the third person. 

Specialising in digital media, pen and ink, mixed media and upcycling, she draws much of her inspiration from nature and is passionate about the environment. She mostly makes art between midnight and 4am when the kids are asleep.

Candy has exhibited locally, nationally and internationally, including with the Royal Society of Marine Artists at Mall Galleries in London, and with Creative Action Network in America and Bahrain. She was also resident artist aboard the Sea Dragon in the Caribbean.  

Candy is the founder of the eXXhibition project, raising awareness of plastic pollution, organising beach cleans and workshops, and upcycling beach litter into art.  

For commissions, exhibitions, gallery representation, workshops, private tuition, or just to say hi, do get in touch.

Recent Projects

This one time, I won an international competition to design a CD cover for the legendary Deep Purple. So I got that going for me, which is nice.

I did this CD art as well. Patchwork Cacophony may not be as famous as Deep Purple, but you can't go wrong with a dancing badger.

I was asked to rotoscope some frames for the animation 'Shadow's Gonna Get You' for Joseph Gordon-Levitt's 'HitRECord on TV'.
The animation was shown on US TV on pivot, and this is a picture of one of my frames on the big screen at the L.A. premier party.
(photo credit Leslie Langée, @LawnJay)

Loved taking part in this project :)
I was approached by the World Cetacean Alliance to represent the wild and free spirit of the captive orca Malia on a whale tail sculpture. The tail was exhibited at WhaleFest 2015 and then auctioned, raising £270 for WCA.

Exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibitions

2017 Collaboration with eXXpedition Round Britain, London, UK

Recent Exhibitions

2017 eXXhibition at Junkyard Dogs, solo show, Brighton, UK

2017 Underwater Exhibition, The Diving Museum, Gosport, UK

2017 Brighton Arts Council Spring Exhibition, Brighton, UK

2017 Endangered, Hotwalls Studios, Portsmouth, UK

2017 Glitternips, Brighton, UK

2016 Synesthesia, Brighton, UK

2016 Installation for March of the Mermaids, Brighton, UK

2016 Ecology, Brighthelm Centre, Brighton, UK

2016 Centrepiece, Adur Festival, Shoreham, UK

2016 Moments, Shoreham Art Gallery, UK

2016 illustration Exhibition, Brighthelm Centre, Brighton, UK

2016 Picture Book exhibition, Fishing Quarter Gallery, Brighton, UK

2016 eXXhibition at the Tempest (lead artist), Brighton Fringe Festival, UK

2016 Brighton Arts Council Spring Exhibition, UK

2016 Resident Artist aboard Sea Dragon with eXXpedition

2016 Untangled, ONCA Gallery, Brighton, UK

2016 Philematology, Brighton, UK

2016 The Telegraph's Outdoor Show, Excel, London, UK

2016 Demand Zero, San Francisco, US

2015 Royal Society of Marine Artists Exhibition 2015, Mall Galleries, London.

'works by some of the most celebrated marine artists at work today'  

2015 #JoinThePack Launch, San Francisco, US

2015 Brunswick Town Art Fair, Brighton, UK

2015 HitRECord on TV Premier Party, L.A., US

2015 Poets Garden Studio AOH, Brighton, UK

2015 WhaleFest, Brighton, UK

2014 See America, US Embassy, Bahrain

2014 Minge Fringe, Brighton Fringe Festival, UK

2014 Hopes and Dreams, Worthing, UK

2014 See America, touring the US

2014 Twisted Tales, Brighton, UK

2014 Downtown 81, Brighton, UK

2014 Terra Nova, Brighton, UK

2013 Recovering the Classics, touring the US

2012 Emergence, Brighton, UK

2012 An Expressive Audience, Shoreham, UK

2012 Adur Festival, Shoreham, UK

Testimonials

'Working with Candy to turn the vague idea of what I wanted into a concept has always been easy and I've been really pleased with all the sets of artwork she's produced for me.' - Ben, Patchwork Cacophony

'F**k me, you're talented' - Maude, Brighton

'I wanted a new logo for my business. Candy took my ideas and turned them into something professional that conveyed just the message I wanted. I would highly recommend Candy Medusa for your professional design needs.' - James, BDNS

'Not a vacuous pr*ck' - Luke, Lewes

'Candy is simply a great artist. For our debut CD album release she made a series of unique and utterly compelling designs that served not only as cover art but also as a logo for the band. And then she went and made more - many, many more - so that our CD was simply bursting with striking imagery!!' - Marcus, Broken Parachute

'Wowsers!' - Charlie, age 5

'You are an absolute diamond, I love you' - Marcus Mandible, Brunt Poetry

Press

A feature on my work, in Brighton Journal

'Beauties Save the World' documentary (please note the title was nothing to do with me)

'Art for Animals' documentary

Adur Art Trail 2016 documentary

eXXhibition in the Portsmouth News

Demand Zero on Fast Company

Untangled on Sussex Art Beat

Demand Zero on Global Zero

Whalefest in the Brighton Argus (please note that article is full of misquotes and factual errors...)

Vote the Environment at Fast Company

Vote the Environment at UCreative

Recovering the Classics at MindBodyGreen

Recovering the Classics at Book Riot

Something in which I'm an example of something

and Something that's written in Spanish

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