Meet Lupine Artisan Candace McKellar
"As a child growing up in Connecticut, I always liked to draw pictures and later, to paint, as I watched my father painting for a hobby. Hence, when my husband and I moved our family to Sherman in 1974, I continued to paint, to draw and to do crafts.
In 1986, I attended the University of Maine, Orono to become certified as a Maine art teacher. The art history, drawing, sculpting, and painting classes stretched and challenged my approach to art. I have taught art (but am now retired) at Katahdin Middle/High School, MSAD#25 since 1988 as the district art teacher. It was a rewarding and exciting way to involve children in creating personal expressions in school."
Candace has lived in Aroostook County up in Northern Maine for 45 years and began painting on drift wood and dri ki for a craft shop in Houlton in 1975. Oil paints are the medium she uses to design easel paintings and uses her acrylics paints on the wood and craft items she creates. Candy is a retired art teacher who lives with her husband, Don, overlooking Mt Katahdin, Maine!