Candace is a mixed-media artist. Her early works of oil paintings and drawings soon evolved to include over-lays and bas-reliefs of hand-made papers producing rich textures and intricate plays of light.
“She continues to use her hand-made paper to enticingly sensuous ends, investing the medium with something close to the warmth of the flesh ... an irresistible invitation into a world of frothy curves, crisp textures and blushing indices of color.”
... Randal McIlroy, Winnipeg Free Press
Today, Candace employs a variety of mediums and methods in her quest to achieve intriguing visual effects. Mostly inspired by nature - trees, snowscapes, sand patterns, fossils, roots and rocks - she detours every so often to capture the human form in social commentary or to simply incorporate it into her nature images. Lately, Candace is incorporating image transfer into her oil, acrylic or encaustic pieces to create a slight surreal effect. What might appear as a simple painting of a tree on second look can reveal social, spiritual or even humorous messages within.
Candace studied Fine Arts at the University of Manitoba, graduating with an Honours Degree. She furthered her education with an Education Degree and Post Baccalaureate, and taught in the public school system for many years while working on her career as an artist. Having recently retired from the education system, Candace is keeping busy teaching yoga, co-authoring a series of yoga e-books, and, of course, creating art.
**Her work is included in the Manitoba Government Art Collection and the Federal Government Health Protection Branch.
Group show: "Ghost Towns" Wasagaming Art Centre, Wasagaming, Manitoba
Solo Show: “Roots” Gallery Lacosse, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Duo Show: “Undulating” Warehouse Artworks, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Group Show: “Stories” Cre8ery Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Solo Show: “New Works” Gallery Lacosse, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Solo Show: “Yielding Overcoming the Hard” Cre8ery Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Solo Show: “An Abiding Presence” Gallery Lacosse, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Group Show: “New Works” Label Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Duo Show: “Dance My Body” Heaven Art and Book Store, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Duo Show: “Earth Circles and Other Myths” Uptown Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Solo Show: “Retrospective” Act II, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Solo Show: “Growing Pains” Uptown Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Solo Show: Women and the Arts of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Solo Show: Women's Directorate Offices, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Solo Show: “Rhythms” Uptown Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba