Candy Mcmaniman

Temple Rooster

2011-12 — acrylic, 16 x 16 : $395.00

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Candy has been honing her art skills and photography skill for years, at first as a gallery owner and then art teacher. In particular she is attracted to birds and has the ability to produce detailed paintings or she will often combine photography and collage elements in her pieces. This interest in the natural world has resulted in numerous shows in South Western Ontario such as the Paint Ontario juried show, St. Thomas Elgin Public Art Centre or at Westland Gallery, London. She is also a Signature member of the international group called Artist for Conservation and has had paintings accepted in their International Juried Show in Vancouver and Fort Lauderdale. Her concern for the environment has seen her art displayed at Stanford University-Science Art-Nature Symposiums. Locally her work may be seen at The Art Emporium, Port Stanley or in many of the Senior Homes in Elgin where she has completed numerous murals. "As artists, we have the option to use ageless materials such as oils and watercolour along side new techniques such as photo transfers and computer manipulated images. We can create new ways of expressing and communicating a personal statement. We can vacillate between surrealism and realism, between old technology and new....and I do."

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