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Candace X. Moore is a representational painter living and working in San Diego, California.  She studied drawing and painting for 5 years at the Watts Atelier in Encinitas, California.  Then in 2014, she studied color usage with Lea Colie Wight (through the Cecilia Beaux Mentorship program, sponsored by the Portrait Society of America).  During 2016-2017, she studied  landscape drawing and painting with Deborah Paris of the Landscape Atelier. 

Her work is held in many private collections, and she has participated in numerous regional, national, and international competitions.  Most recently, she was a finalist in the 2014-2015 Art Renewal Center International Salon (drawing), a finalist in the 2015 Western Regional Oil Painters of America competition, and received a merit award in the 2015 Portrait Society of America Members Only competition.