Gold Coast QLD
WINNER – 2020 Art Lovers Prize
Candace Slager creates eye catching, realistic work using colour pencil and graphite.
Winner Artist’s Prize 2020 for the graphite piece ‘This is not a drill’ – Candace Slager
I am an emerging drawing artist living on Australia’s Gold Coast. My goal is to create art that catches your eye and that you would love to hang on your wall.
Primarily working with colour pencil and graphite media, my technique focuses on realistic renderings. Wildlife, portraits and images of my travels are all captured in meticulous detail. I love to draw anything with a lot of detail. I choose my subjects like I choose my food, “I’ll have a little of everything!”
My colour pencil technique requires a substantial number of hours, with some pieces requiring several weeks to complete. I use professional grade supplies which pencils with acid-free pigments and excellent lightfastness ratings, and high-quality acid free paper with superior archival characteristics.
Like a lot of artists, I have been drawing since I was a child, from the first set of Derwent Artist colour pencils my dad bought me through to today. Having spent many years in corporate project management jobs I have recently decided to dedicate most of my time to drawing as a profession. I truly hope I can continue to do what I love as a job. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Read more about me in the Art Lovers Artist Feature.