Candyce Garrett

Candyce Garrett

Candyce Garrett is a maverick… a visionary…and a dreamer…and the world’s preeminent female, monumental granite sculptor. With ranching in her family and creativity in her blood, she prefers the desert southwest as her backdrop. With her feet firmly planted in the dry, dusty New Mexico soil, her mind soars as she conceives the kind of abstract and figurative art that allows people to “feel” and interpret within their own parameters. Her works evolve, becoming something more with age. Each time you gaze upon a piece, you see something new…something different…something that excites you like the first time. The sculptures have profound depth and intensity – much like their creator.

Experienced in a multitude of sculpting mediums – clay, wood, limestone, and marble, Candyce now prefers the challenges offered by granite. Unlike some of her past missions – granite is forceful. It demands a precision and a passion. It requires commitment. Unlike other art, granite works you – at the same time you are working it. Candyce prefers that give and take…

As an apprentice to the renowned sculptor Jesus Moroles, Candyce quickly grew to standout amongst those in the art world. Applying what she learned to what she felt, her art has a quality that is sought by private collectors and for public display; a testament to an artist who’s works have universal appeal.

A child of the 60s – she attended Southern Methodist University and ultimately got a degree in art from Corpus Christi, she was once arrested for her art. Former Hustler Magazine founder, Larry Flynt contacted her to congratulate her unwillingness to compromise and be censored. After nearly four decades of carving, one thing has remained unchanged; Candyce Jones Garrett is true to her art…and herself.