Candace Primack
Portland, Oregon

As an abstract painter, Candace Primack is often torn between two worlds. She feels most fulfilled and balanced when combining the world of color, texture and movement with the monochromatic and contemplative. Despite filling a large canvas with no more than two or three colors, each painting has 7 to 14 layers of paint, creating build-up and history on the surface. She is currently working on paintings that encompass the colors of the winter skies in Oregon. Outside the studio, Candace likes to read fiction, take long walks, eat good food, work out, go to museums and be a mother to her teenage girls.

Artist and Customer Comments

Winston 8/19/2015 | 3:09 PM

Great painting. It has very calming colors

Rain or Shine

Mixed media artwork on stretched canvas
Signed on front and back

30" h x 24" w x 1.5" d
3 lbs. 8 oz.


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This piece is part of my "Saturated Colors of Summer" series. I created this work as an expression of appreciation for my city, Portland, with its "rain or shine" weather.

This piece is composed of acrylic paint and charcoal on a gallery wrapped canvas. The sides are painted black and the work has been varnished with Golden UVA varnish for sun protection. It comes ready to hang.

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