Candace Whittemore Lovely
American Impressionist, born 1953


 
With a fussy child on her hands, Mrs. Sally Lovely gave her daughter Candace a red crayon to calm and entertain her. That one act started a life time of imagination and creation for Candace Whittemore Lovely. Her passion for art has continued to flourish and shape her life choices. Whether it’s a polo match, an old man shucking peas, umbrellas at the beach, or a Vermont pasture, her work embraces the scene and use light and color to express life and love.

Awards & Honors

"The Grand Dame of Boston Painters."

The National Association of Women | Honorable Mention • National Association of Women Artists South Carolina Chapter, Transparency and Light Exhibit USCB April 2019 | NAWA SC Awards • Hilton Head Island Award Program 2019 | Best Art Gallery 5 years straight • Daughters of the American Revolution | Women in the Arts Recognition Award, 2012 • Hilton Head Monthly | Favorite Local "Visual Artist," Second Place, 2018 | Favorite Local "Visual Artist," Second Place, 2004 • Tri Delta | Life Time Achievement Award, 2006 • Arts Council of Beaufort County | Grant for "Sketches Around Town," 2005 • Hilton Head Ballet Theatre | Artist in Residence, 2000-2001 Season • The Savannah Art Association | Merit of Excellence, 1997 • Hilton Head Plantation Art Association | Third Place, 1997 • The World Forum on Creativity | Inclusion in the International Charter Edition of "Who's Who in Creativity," 1995 • University of Vermont | Most Prominent Alumni List, 1994 • The Museum of Hilton Head | Voted "Most Glamorous," 1994 ...

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Candace is a member of multiple organizations in the arts and beyond.

Candace's career has flourished as she has earned awards and Hall of Fame honors. In 1991 Lovely painted the official portrait of Barbara Bush in the First Lady’s Garden at the White House. She is a University of Vermont Most Prominent Alumna and a Copley Society Master. Candace has been referred to as “the top American living female impressionist artist” and “The Grand Dame of Boston Painters”. Sold throughout the world, many of her works have depicted life and landscapes from New England and the Low Country. Her paintings capture the moment. Whether it’s a polo match, an old man shucking peas, umbrellas at the beach, or a Vermont pasture, her work embraces the scene and use light and color to express life and love.