Caldwell is intrigued and challenged by the process of
manipulating and incorporating diverse elements such as wood,
stone, metal, clay and glass into unique art forms. Caldwell is
a life long collector of natural objects. She sees beauty in the
discarded and unusual. The patterns and textures in these
objects, speak to her, inspiring her work. She begins by
incorporating various mediums to develop imagery that tells the
story she has imagined, ultimately revealing a unique work of
After graduating from high school, Caldwell attended Bergman
Commercial Art School in Denver, CO. She continued her education
at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Following these studies, she worked as an artist for the Special
Services in Kaiserslautern, Germany, where she taught copper
enameling to American service members. Returning to the states,
she studied silversmithing at Mesa Art Center for 5 years and
has designed and created jewelry for over 20 years.
Throughout her career, Caldwell has received many awards in
multiple art mediums. Her art has been shown throughout Texas,
California, Colorado, South Carolina, Georgia and Arizona.
Caldwell’s pieces have been purchased for both private and
public collections nationally and internationally. She currently
works in her home studio, creating 2D and 3D assemblages in
wood, metal, glass, clay and bone.
Clients are continuing asking Candy how long it takes to create
a piece of art. She tells them, ” It takes a lifetime”.
As an artist, Caldwell has always been intrigued by learning new
things; translating what she sees into a drawing or
sculpture. Caldwell has mastered multiple mediums to
create powerful images of a wide range of animal species and
human forms. Caldwell’s experimentation is currently
focused on 3D pieces that incorporate wood, metal, glass, clay
and bone. She continues to find inspiration in the simple
beauty of natural forms and found objects.
Scholastic Art Awards, Denver, CO
Augusta Art Association, Augusta, GA
Irving Art Association, Irving, TX
Thunderbird Artists, Scottsdale, AZ
Art Expo, Carefree, AZ
Piccolo Spoleto, Charleston, SC
Shemer Art Center, Phoenix, AZ