"In the studio, I turn up the music and create pieces that express the complexity I sense in the world around me. I am unafraid - I experiment with new materials, combine techniques and ‘play’ until it resonates.”
Candy Carpenter began her 20+ year artistic journey in a fun paint-along workshop at a weekend women’s conference. After a taste of watercolor that afternoon, Candy discovered a fascination with artistic expression through water and color. She continued to develop her passion, attending classes and workshops by many well-known artists, even as she was developing her career in banking and software. Today, she is pursuing her artistic career exclusively, and spends her time in a custom-designed studio outside New Braunfels, at the edge of the beautiful Texas Hill Country.
As an active supporter of the Arts in her community, Candy co-founded the Greater New Braunfels Arts Council and held board positions at New Braunfels Art League and Mid-Texas Symphony. As an artist, she has exhibited at several local galleries and the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin. Candy's work has been selected for magazine covers and juried shows in the local and regional area, where she has won multiple awards throughout the years.
While Candy has experimented with many techniques and materials, today she primarily uses acrylics as water media on paper, incorporates texture, and enjoys layering with canvas, papers and natural elements from the land. Many of her pieces are layered on painted gallery-wrapped canvas and sealed, so they can be hung without glass or frame.
Candy is inspired by new places and experiences, so check the blog for notes and pics of her latest adventure!