“‘My love of Cape Cod began a very long time ago. My love of painting is much more recent. For me, the two are forever linked.
“‘For years I have been exploring this wonderful place by car, bicycle and on foot. I am always intrigued by the small, less traveled places ~ little paths, walkways and beaches off season. It is not just the beauty of the Cape itself, but the play of light and shadow that captures my imagination. This is what I want to paint.
“‘I continue to be inspired by the unique scenery around me, no matter the season. I will never run out of subjects to paint. And I delight in creating something in which others might find a joyful connection to Cape Cod.’
“Candice Ronesi, a lifelong art lover, has been a resident of Cape Cod since 2001. Originally from upstate New York, her life before Cape Cod included degrees in psychology and public administration and nearly 30 years as an administrator for a public pension fund.
“Candice’s paintings are inspired by the wonderful clarity of light and depth of shadows on the Cape. A frequent traveler of the Cape’s hidden paths and byways, she paints to capture the effects of light and shadow on small, undiscovered places. Candice has been painting since 2004. She takes classes on a regular basis with several Cape Cod artists. She works in watercolor, pastel, oil and her preferred medium, acrylic.
“Candice is a juried Artist Member of the Cape Cod Art Association and has won numerous awards for her paintings in Association shows, including the ‘People’s Choice Award’ in the winter 2008 open juried show. She is also a member of the Falmouth Artists Guild, Yarmouth Art Guild and South Cape Artists. Her work has been exhibited at venues throughout Cape Cod and may currently be seen at Birdsey On The Cape, Osterville, MA; the Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit, MA; the Dan’l Webster Inn, Sandwich, MA; the Cape Cod Art Association, Barnstable, MA; My Sister’s Gallery, Sandwich, MA and the Watershed Gallery in Cataumet, MA.”
Editor’s Note: Candice Ronesi is one of the featured artists in the National Marine Life Center’s upcoming Art for the Seas event. The above statement and biography is from her website, www.candiceronesi.com. ~kaz