Candace X. Moore is a representational painter living and working in San Diego, California. She trained at the Watts Atelier of the Arts in Encinitas, California. During 5 years at the atelier, she studied drawing and painting intensively, primarily from the live model. Following this training, she was accepted into the Cecilia Beaux Mentorship program for emerging portrait artists, sponsored by the Portrait Society of America. During this year-long mentorship in 2013, she studied color usage with Lea Colie Wight.
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.
She is currently working on a series of paintings for an upcoming exhibition on contemporary portraiture, and on commissioned portraits.