Keep Calm


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photo-7This acrylic seascape represents a range of emotions and experiences with which everyone can relate.

Inspired by her passion for scuba diving and love of the sea, Candice created this abstract ocean scene to reveal the volatility of its waves.  The ocean is where tranquility meets turbulence, and where agile waters wreck against rigid rocks and coral.

And yet – each new dawn breaks with peaceful contentment.

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Candice is an artist – and whether she’s designing a living space, or breathing life into a blank canvas – her work is emblematic of her passion for life and connection to the world around her.

What do you see when you look at this colorful, abstract piece? Candice was inspired by her hometown, Chicago – and wanted to capture the movement, energy and ever-changing colors of the “Windy City.”

So whether you see the reflections on Lake Michigan, or drift through the changing seasons, Candice hopes viewers feel the vibrancy – and experience something a little different with each look. Much like Chicago, this powerful piece is ever-changing.

Want to view it in person? It now graces the lobby wall of Yvette Sebelist, managing partner at Siskind Susser.

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During a Nashville winter, there’s no better place to gather than by the fireplace!  Candice has been working on a budget-friendly, fireplace makeover and is excited to share the photos.

Using 12”x 24” natural stone tiles, Candice transformed the original fireplace (which was too small for the space) from its original plaster corbel and reclaimed wood mantle to create a floor-to-ceiling focal point for the open floor plan.

To maintain the seamless, clean look – Candice opened up the wall to run the bundle of AV wires into the back of a black cabinet where the equipment resides.

From traditional to modern – and gas to wood burning, this crisp fireplace makeover is bound to make cold nights more cozy.

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My studio space @ Houston Station in Nashville. I’m lovin the new digs but miss my buds in Hillsboro. My gallery owner Amy is off to Minneapolis. I miss her already.



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And on another note….this one is almost finished & ready to ship to a client in Chicago. It’s going in an Art Deco apartment over a red sofa. Yummy!


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The beginning oft water series. Makes me want to go diving.



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JDRF Gala Event


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JDRF Gala EventThe Junior Diabetes Research Foundation Gala Event held at Loew’s Vanderbilt Plaza.  I donated my painting “Shining Embrace” to their auction to help raise money.  Our friend’s daughter, Elizabeth, was recently diagnosed with diabetes and an ambassador at the event.  The event raised $700,000.  I was honored to be part of the Gala and glad my painting helped to raise money for this worthy cause.  Met some great new friends as a bonus! Are they too adorable or what?

Elizabeth, Me, and Catherine

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12 Foot Landscape of Sao Paolo Brazil flanked by 4′ x 5′ gauchos.  Rodizio’s installation. I painted them in sepia tones then added some color to make it look like colorized sepias from the 1800’s.  I was very glad to get the large piece out of my studio.  It was HUGE!  The clients were amazing with which to work. I was kind of sad when the job was over but happy the clients were thrilled with the pieces I created for their wonderful new restaurant.  Check them out on Facebook-Rodizio’s Brazilian Steak House. Yum!

NOTE: Tables and chairs were delivered the next day-just ignore the ones here!

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Gaucho painting- a first for me! The day before the opening of Rodizio’s on 2nd Avenue in downtown Nashville.  I finally got around to posting it (November 2012 opening). Finishing touches