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About Candace

  • Candace Whittemore Lovely

Candace Whittemore Lovely is an American Impressionist painter and Copley Master, trained in the Boston School tradition. She is known for her pleasant, peaceable views on American life.

Candace had the honor of painting First Lady Barbara Bush’s official White House portrait in 1990 and has been called “the Grand Dame of Boston Painters” by critics. Candace lives and works in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.



Robert Cormier Atelier, Fenway Studios
Boston, Massachusetts
Paul Ingbretson Atelier, Fenway Studios
Boston, Massachusetts

University of Vermont, 5th Year Teaching Certificate
Burlington, Vermont
University of Vermont
Burlington, Vermont
BS, 1975

Candace is a member of multiple arts and professional organizations. View her memberships here. She has received many awards and honors for her work, which you can view here. She has exhibited many times in many galleries from 1982 to today. You can view a list of her exhibitions here.  Candace has self published color books see a list here.  You can also see a listing of press mentions Candace Lovely has received here.


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