Candace Propp - BIO

Candace is a mixed-media artist. Her early works of oil paintings and drawings soon evolved to include over-lays and bas-reliefs of hand-made papers producing rich textures and intricate plays of light.

“She (Candace) continues to use her hand-made paper to enticingly sensuous ends, investing the medium with something close to the warmth of the flesh ... an irresistible invitation into a world of frothy curves, crisp textures and blushing indices of color.”

... Randal McIlroy, Winnipeg Free Press

Today, Candace continues to employ a variety of mediums and methods in her quest to achieve intriguing visual effects. Mostly inspired by nature - trees, snowscapes, sand patterns, fossils, roots and rocks - she detours every so often to capture the human form in social commentary or to simply incorporate it into her nature images. Lately, Candace is incorporating image transfer into her oil, acrylic or encaustic pieces to create a slight surreal effect. What might appear as a simple painting of a tree on second look can reveal social, spiritual or even humorous messages within.

Candace studied Fine Arts at the University of Manitoba, graduating with an Honours Degree. She then furthered her education with an Education Degree and Post Baccalaureate, and taught in the public school system for many years while working on her career as an artist. Having recently retired form the education system, Candace is keeping busy teaching yoga, co-authoring a series of yoga e-books, and, of course, creating art.

Exhibitions

 
2016

Gallery Lacosse
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Solo Show
“Roots”
2015

Warehouse Artworks
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Solo Show
“Undulating”
2014

Cre8ery Gallery
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Solo Show
“Stories”
2012

Gallery Lacosse
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Solo Show
“New Works”
2011

Cre8ery Gallery
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Solo Show
“Yielding Overcoming the Hard”
2008
Gallery Lacosse
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Solo Show
“An Abiding Presence”
2006

Label Gallery
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Group Show
“New Works”
1996
Heaven Art and Book Store
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Group Show
“Dance My Body”
1990
Uptown Gallery
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Group Show
“Earth Circle and Other Myths”
1988
Act II
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Solo Show
“Retrospective”
1988
Uptown Gallery
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Solo Show
“Growing Pains”
1988
Women and the Arts of Man.
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Solo Show
1988

Women's Directorate Offices
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Solo Show
1987
Uptown Gallery
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Solo Show
“Rythyms”