Jesus Morales and Candyce Garrett

Jesus Morales and Candyce Garrett

It’s not just the rustic, expansive granduer of the desert southwest that inspires works like HEART AND SOUL, REPLENISHING THE EARTH, EMERGENCE, and XO – nor is it just the creative energy permeating from an artist colony like Taos, New Mexico – special people in Candyce Garrett’s life have contributed to all that is her.

Jesús Moroles, Luis Jiménez, and Emily Benoist Ruffin have all had impact on Candyce’s life and art…though each for different reasons and during different seasons of her life. One was a teacher, one was a critic, and one was a prominent goldsmith who helped Candyce understand the hardness of gemstones with which she works.

Candyce took away something from each of them and it all culminates, ferments and is reborn in what she creates today.