A native California girl, Candace Doub's love for artistic expression began to take shape at the tender age of 5. The kindergarten painting easel was an early source of creative delight, offering the opportunity to escape from the drudgery of ABC's and afternoon naps! High school art classes and college art history formed the foundation for her present inspiration. She studied tole art in her early 30's, often selling handpainted frames and gifts in private shows. She later expanded her focus to include romantic, handpainted designs on refurbished antique furniture pieces, which she offered in local boutiques, antique stores and specialty shops.
Exposure to her mother's love of oil painting while she was growing up, coupled with influences from her elementary school teacher, Jennaro Basile, who first gave her a glimpse into the works of the Impressionist Masters, and family friend, mixed-media artist Larry Richardson, fueled Candy's desire to express on canvas her appreciation of the pervasive beauty of God's awe-inspiring handiwork. This desire was realized in 2008 when she began formal instruction in oil painting under the tutelage of talented artist, friend and mentor, S. Taylor Tredway.
Candace continues to be actively involved in pursuing her artistic dreams. She participated in a plein air workshop in August 2010 in Laguna Beach, California lead by prominent artist and Signature Member of the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, Greg LaRock. She enjoys painting both in the studio and en plein air and recently received a 2nd place recognition in a local art show for 'Laguna Sail', a painting which was begun in Greg La Rock's workshop. She also attended a demonstration by Mark Farina while attending the Carmel Art Festival in 2012 and attended the 2nd Annual Plein Air Convention in Monterey in 2013.
Many contemporary artists have influenced Candace including Clyde Aspevig, Jesse Powell, Brian Blood, Mark Farina, Sally Jordan, Kathleen Dunphy, Mary Aslin and Jennifer McChristian. Early artists who have influenced her include George Demont Otis, Guy Rose, Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir.
Candace is devoted to her husband, Henry, her two children, Carrie and Ron, Ron's wife, Crystal and grandchildren Breanna, Anthony, Emma and Conner. Her earliest works include portraits of her family members and pets, two of her favorite subjects.
Candace's mission is to reflect her Master's light through her art, thereby transforming the viewer's perspective of familiar scenes into a spiritually-illuminating experience.
Candace is an Exhibiting Artist member of the California Art League, serving on the board as membership chair. Her work was first juried into the 'Journeys' Show at La Galerie Gitana in her hometown of San Fernando in 2013. She has since exhibited her work at several juried exhibitions through CAL at the historic Blinn House in Pasadena.