Meet the Artist
I grew up in Richmond, Virginia, and attended Hollins University, where I graduated with bachelor's degrees in Studio Art and Biology.
After Hollins, I attended Tufts University in Boston and received a Master of Occupational Therapy. After completing my training, I moved to Philadelphia, where I practiced for a decade. I married my great guy along the way, and we welcomed five children.
In 2010, we moved to Utah to be closer to a tech development hub for my husband's career. Little did we expect to fall head over heels in love with the vast vistas of southern Utah, the bluebird days of Utah's ski country, or the verdant green of Heber Valley's north fields. We made Heber Valley our home.
In 2011, we moved my aging parents to Utah. Upon their arrival, we realized both were struggling with dementia, and so began a full year of caretaking of not just them but also our five children.
In late 2012, the caregiving and grief of slowly losing my aging parents drove me back to painting. I started painting regularly with a group of women in Kindra Fehr's studio in Salt Lake City. Painting began to carry me, creating a meditative space to rest my mind and surrender my fears.
In 2019, a friend encouraged me to try #the100dayproject, a global art challenge to create 100 days in a row, posting publicly the work made. In doing the project, I confronted my thoughts and stories: stories about talent, time, and relationships. I realized I'd been hustling for my worth for a lifetime. Through that creative process, I realized how many pieces of myself I had just lost. It was time to reclaim those parts of me and share my work with the world. To read more about this project, visit https://candacemclane.com/blogs/news/artist-statement.
Currently, I enjoy living on a small farm in Heber Valley, Utah, where goats, chickens, peacocks, bees, the studio dogs, Maggie and Nala, my sweet husband, and many children surround me. I work daily in my studio overlooking the Wasatch Back. There are no bad days!