The current direction of my work involves both realism as well as a more impressionistic approach, or a more stylized realism. Artistic details and textures are extremely important to me, but yet, at times, it is enough to represent the subject matter and allow the viewer’s own minds eye insert the details.
The versatility of the airbrush, my chosen form of painting, enables me to paint on a multitude of surfaces. Painting and customizing just about anything will forever be a fixation I have. Fine art pieces and pet commissions usually are painted on smooth surfaces that allow for gradual transitions and sharp lines alike. Helmet painting ranks as one of my favorite surfaces. The lines of a helmet urge me to create within those parameters and play upon the dimension that already exists. An exploration I am now pursuing strongly is working with electroluminescent paint. The possibilities are endless in creating custom pieces on all surfaces.
The use of story has been powerful to me in my work. I hope viewers are able to identify with the stories and see that positivity is a thread that weaves through my work.
Biography Candie Cain’s work is drawn from experiences and moments that trigger the senses. Her talent and love for painting began at a young age being influenced by her grandfather who introduced her to the world of art and airbrushing. It is her hope that the use of this very sentimental tool is evident in her work, from smooth transitions and blends of color, to splatter effects, to blotches and imperfections.
Candie's life has been surrounded by the majestic landscapes of Wyoming and Colorado. Her active life with her family in Colorado along with their travels influences her paintings. Her love for her family, dogs, and nature serve as inspiration and prove to be a strong influence at the easel.