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Kandy Tate


Kandy Tate approaches each canvas reflecting the drama of color and sunlight with bold brushstrokes. Kandy's philosophy is "Paint with passion and be in love with what you see and paint."  She hopes she stirs the viewer's imagination and speaks to others.
Kandy designs her paintings according to her vision.  The emotive power of landscape scenery offers a boundless source of inspiration and expressive force in her works.  She focuses entirely on depicting the fleeting effects of light and color on all surfaces she encounters. 
This is a major example of the insightful character of her landscapes and animals. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Wichita State University, Master's at Kansas University, and extensive training in Europe.
She has also taught art at the University of New Mexico. Her work is in many prominent collections, including the White House, the collection of George and Barbara Bush, and many collections abroad.
Kandy's paintings have been used in movies, TV commercials, and such varied items such as metro phone book covers, brochures for seminars for the University of Texas Law School and the State Bar of New Mexico. She has been published in Southwest Art Magazine, American Artist and Art of the West. 
In 2015, Kandy was the featured artist for Albuquerque The Magazine. As featured artist for the 2015 "Vintage Albuquerque" auction, her painting was featured on the cover of the brochure and etched on a
magnum bottle of wine from the prestigious Heitz Winery of Napa Valley, California