“Written in Flowers” opened on April 16th! These little floral still-lives are messages of loving kindness written in Victorian floral language!

Inside Utah artist, Candace McLane’s Studio

  • Godzilla at Art Access’ 300 Plate Fundraiser

    Once again this year I am participating in Art Access’ 300 Plate Fundraiser.  For those of you who don’t know, Art Access is an organization that works to improve access to creativity for differently abled and under-represented artists in the Salt Lake City community. Since 1984, Art Access has run programs to mentor emerging artists.
  • Worthy, Born That Way

    "Born That Way" is a 5 x 7-inch oil on metal painting in a wooden gold frame, included in the blog image. My reflection on defining worth inspired it. This painting, along with a 4 x 8-inch oil on cradled metal painting, titled "She Said, and Now" will be at the JKR Gallery's show, 'Handscapes," in Provo, Utah, from April 2 through April 30.
  • "Only One Chance" at JKR Gallery

    Funny how we are continually being recycled into soil at our base biology, be it with our breath or our poop. The longer I am alive, see the turning of the seasons, watch the rise and fall of fellow terrestrials, watch movements evolve and dissolve, see children transform and parents dissolve, I see the cyclical nature of our very existence. Anything stable is just one moment, one encounter. The circumstances in that one moment will never arise, just like it again.
  • Upcoming Shows

    New year, new opportunities... hooray!The new year brings several opportunities for us to social- distantly meet and enjoy my work in person. The p...
  • Mind the Gap: Creating Art in 2020

    While our experience of 2020 has been our unique storms in our individual bottles, we have all shared the struggle to feel safe. How does an artist step into the gap between what collectors want and and an artist needs? How to make art that will allow one to earn a living, provide inspiration, and encourage others to think about what they believe they know? What are my obligations as an artist? Can I live with myself if I chose safety over truth? I am most certainly butting up against ages-old questions.
  • Living Like Fish

    How are you? I mean really how are you?  It’s a very strange time.  Some of us believe there is a virus, others think it‘s a conspiracy... Some believe masks must be mandated, others believe their freedom is being trampled if asked to don one. Regardless of what you believe, I think we can all agree its a strange time, steeped in not knowing, steeped in separateness and disconnection.  Though we are standing beside each other, we surround ourselves with likeminded people on social media, we often unfriend people with whom we disagree.  We are truly living in bubbles - both physically and ideologically.
  • News from the Studio

    Here in Utah we have hit what I hope is the height of the summer temperatures.  While not humid, temperatures in the Wasatch mountains reaching nea...
  • 300 Plates Fundraiser: My Work's Included!

    ART Access maybe closing their gallery, but the work goes on.  They will continue to support under-represented artists, handicapped, and disadvantaged artists.  The 300 Plates fundraiser is still happening! I am lucky to be counted among the 185 Utah artists to be included in this fundraiser. While there won't be the giddy anticipation of waiting for our wristband to be randomly selected, here's what you need to know to add to (or start) your collection of these 10"x11" treasures.

    Pricing will still be done in our traditional way, with plate prices starting at $85 and increasing in $1 increments. There will also be a Silent Auction with the option to receive notices about plates you are bidding on.