Brilliant light and color seem to dance upon the canvases of Candy Way, orchestrated by a natural talent and ability that have been tempered by her experience and years of study. Fine art has been a part of Candy’s life from an early age, when she was often a model for her artist mother, Ernee Way, and later as her mother’s most promising student to emerge as a highly regarded professional artist in her own right.
Sensitive to the interaction of changing light and shadow, her paintings are characterized by energetic brushwork infused with vibrant color. Having a keen eye for the impressionistic style while being extraordinarily adept with a high-key palette, her interpretation results in images that are stunningly iridescent and a delight to the senses. Candy says, “I feel a spiritual connection with nature that inspires me to capture the raw beauty that is inherent in the world around us.”
Most notably, and perhaps the most fitting tribute to her work, Candy’s paintings are sought after not only by collectors but also by fellow artists.
Candy studied Fine Arts at the University of Massachusetts, Boston and received private instruction from Copley Master Robert Scott Jackson and Ernee Way. She is a former member and Secretary of the Guild of Beverly Artists, an artist member of the Newburyport Arts Association, an artist member of the North Shore Arts Association, the Society of Master Impressionists, the American Impressionist Society and the National Oil and Acrylic Painter’s Society.
Previous awards include North Shore Arts Association, Sketch Group Award, North Shore Arts Association, Popular Vote Award, and Newburyport Arts Association Honorable Mention.