Cover Artist: Candace Whittemore Lovely

Salt Water Blues, by Candace Whittemore Lovely

Candace Whittemore Lovely is an American impressionist painter known for her pleasing and peaceful views of contemporary American life, including landscapes of treasured locales and people at play in idyllic locations. 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. She lives and works in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

Candace’s artistic journey started in Vermont holding her first crayon. As a young child, “Candy” was often found coloring or playing nurse. When her artist mother refused to replenish the sugar pills Candy was dispensing to her brothers, but happily replenished her crayons, the path to being an artist was set.

Her mother chose crayons as an alternative to medications because art in itself is a healing therapy. Candace took this wisdom to heart and has incorporated this philosophy into her art throughout her career.

Today Candace’s artistic vision of nature’s coastal beauty is available at Fine Art America,, an online distributor that sells affordable, high-quality reproductions in a variety of new products of her art. If you’d like to color her paintings, she has five different coloring books on Barnes and Nobles and Amazon.

Candace has many Boston paintings, as well as from US Virgin Island, Hilton Head Island, Nantucket Island and Kennebunkport, Maine.To see more of her art please visit her website

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