I make art that reflects my varied experiences and travels. I seek to make complex, colorful scenes that evoke mystery, scenery, discovery.
With oil sticks, I like to experiment with creating abstracted, colorful scenes and images out of otherwise familiar content.
With collage, I attempt to create maps and landscapes of fantastic, imagined spaces.
Currently, I am exploring how the digital landscape can further my visual language. I want to push my work in a direction that can be translated into animated shorts and digital illustration.
Candacee was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She studied English literature at Oklahoma State University. Upon graduation, she moved abroad to explore. Candacee has lived in many different countries. A long teaching career took herfrom South Korea to Myanmar to Hungary to Azerbaijan to Belgium over the courseof 15 years. She returned to the U.S. in 2021, eager to focus on her art practice. She uses oil sticks, oil paints, acrylics, paint pens, colored pencils, gel pens, watercolors and gouache. She works on canvas, paper and board. She has an insatiable curiosity about materials and how they can change visual experience.She dreams of exploring printmaking, clay and digital design one day, when she’s used up all of the other materials she has lying around. Candacee’s work has been shown at Pansodan gallery in Yangon, Myanmar, The Orange Gallery in Stillwater, and she has shows in and around Tulsa, Oklahoma.