We have a vast collection of art created by my mother and my grandmother. This blog will provide a way to share it with the world and find others who have images that they would like to contribute.
Saturday, October 22, 2016
This pensive portrait of a child was a gift from Janice to her friend, Ruth Trustman. It is in the style of her "Peoplescapes" but I do not see any of her usual hidden figures in the painting. My guess is that it was painted around 1970. Many thanks to Karen Trustman Pritts for sharing it with us.
I was born into a family of artists starting with my grandmother, Mary Wands Campbell followed by my mother, Janice Campbell Candela Tate. All my siblings and I have followed her footsteps to some degree, but I think we would all agree that my mother was the master. She painted actively her whole life, but never felt that she has achieved success, though she did have a great deal of satisfaction. A Google search on her name brings up nothing. With this blog, I hope to remedy that situation.
I follwed my artistic leanings into the world of fashion, majoring in Fashion Design at Pratt Institute, and have worked in the field ever since. When I would tell my mother of my children's artistic accomplishments, she would say, only half joking, "Oh, no! Cursed with the Art Gene!". Looking at her artwork, it is hard to imagine any way that the Art Gene could be a curse!