Fine art has been a part of Candy’s life from an early age when she was often a model for her artist mother, Ernee Way. Later, she became her mother’s most promising student and emerged as a highly regarded professional artist in her own right.
Sensitive to the interaction of changing light and shadow, her paintings are characterized by energetic brushwork infused with vibrant color. Having a keen eye for the impressionist style, and being extraordinarily adept with a high-key palette, her interpretation results in images that are stunningly iridescent and a delight to the senses. Candy says, “I feel a spiritual connection with nature that inspires me to capture the raw beauty that is inherent in the world around us.” Most notably, and perhaps the most fitting tribute to her work, Candy’s paintings are sought not only by collectors but also fellow artists.
Candy studied Fine Arts at the University of Massachusetts, Boston and received private instruction from Ernee Way and Copley Master Robert Scott Jackson. She is a former member and Secretary of the Guild of Beverly Artists, an artist member of the North Shore Arts Association, the Newburyport Arts Association, the Society of Master Impressionists, the American Impresssionist Society and the National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society.