In one of the suburbs east of Dallas, Texas, Candace began her art journey with dry media, such as colored pencil, pen, graphite, pastel and charcoal in 2000. By 2003, she began painting in oil, of which, as she expresses, is her favorite medium. Her artwork involves painting in oil on canvas or panel with brushes, palette knives, toothpicks and anything else that will provide the desired expression for the painting at hand, ranging from realism to a slightly looser style. Inspired by the way light hits a child, the beautiful glistening seascape, the delicate flower, trees and landscape or the cuteness of a pet, Candace enjoys painting light and color that encourages good and positive emotions.
Candace attended two years of drawing classes at Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas and one year at Eastfield Community College in Dallas. She was introduced to the basics, briefly, in oils by an Arkansas accomplished oil painter, Joann Diffee, and a local skilled commercial artist and very talented oil painter, Johnny Gomez. Johnny took the time to introduce Candace to the basics of the art business. She, also, attended an oil painting class at Creative Art Center of Dallas for three years, 2008 through 2011, under Instructor, Dave Kramer.
Candace was involved with a local art league and participated in several annual art shows. She has accomplished commissioned art for clients and has created art for exclusive events. Her paintings were exhibited at a number of local shops including, at that time, a coffee shop, Texas Roast, a specialty shop, Candlelight and Lampposts, The Hilton Bella Harbor in Rockwall and at the Wylie Art Gallery.
Since 2015 when Candace moved to southwest rural Kansas, in order to be more available for her, just older youth parents, she has taken opportunities to show her artwork at the local annual County Fair in 2017 and 2018 and at Garden City Arts in 2019. Throughout her art career she has won various awards and hopes to continue painting, developing and creating for many years to come.
Candace Antonelli joined Pixels.com Licensing on July 26th, 2012.