The human form is an essential element of my art. I believe that in a portrait of one person, we see all people, including ourselves. I prefer to portray my subjects alone, in the absence of social interactions. This is when I find them most authentic and timeless, qualities I try to infuse into all my images.
From 2009 to 2013, I studied traditional drawing and painting techniques at the Watts Atelier in Encinitas, California. While my primary focus has always been the human figure, in the past few years I have also moved into landscape painting and drawing, studying with Deborah Paris of the Landscape Atelier. My artistic development during the past 10 years is documented on my blog at www.candacexmoore.blogspot.com.
My work is held in many private collections, and I have participated in numerous national and international exhibitions. Most recently I won the Realism Award of Excellence in the Oil Painters of America 2018 Juried Salon Show, and was a finalist in the Oil Painters of America 2019 National Exhibition of Traditional Oils. I have also finaled in the Art Renewal Center Salon, Portrait Society of America Members-Only Exhibition and the National Oil Painters of America Small Works Salon.
You will find me working on my latest portrait commission at my studio in San Diego, California.