Candis has been fascinated with Fine Arts including Painting and Drawing all of her life. She studied Fine Arts at the Newcomb College of Tulane University in New Orleans and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art. She is currently enjoying a rebirth and has entered into a new phase after many turns in the road along her career path which took her in and out of Corporate America. She is currently renewing her Fine Arts studies at the Glassell School of Art in Houston and the Chelsea Classical Studio in New York. She has traveled extensively to see many works of Arts in such countries as France, Netherlands, Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom. She is particulary influenced by Monet and the Dutch Masters.
Candis' artworks consist of paintings and drawings using multi-media such as acrylic and oils. She is inspired by the rhythms and colors in nature and is also interested in studying the human figure and abstraction of flows. She studies and draws from live models and nature scenes to gain inspiration and uses a series of sketches as a basis to design a painting.
She wants people to connect with the color, rhythms and flows in her artworks. She creates a general theme or story which can be interpreted by the viewer in individual ways. Her intent is to inspire viewers to either understand the story or create their own. The colors are meant to express emotion with a primary use of muted colors with accents of intensity. The areas of intensity are meant to invoke a connection or thought.
She finds inspiration in impressionistic works and from her surroundings. She begins with thin acrylic paint using energetic brushstrokes capturing the light and color from nature. She applies layers of acrylic glazes or oils.