Candace Mitchell Contemporary Art

Candace Mitchell is an abstract painter and colorist whose work hangs in private collections nationally and internationally. Her work has been recognized by the regions most prestigious art organizations.

Flying Buttresses oil painting

Flying Buttresses


BA 1970 University of New Hampshire Political Science
M. Ed. 1980 Boston University - TESOL
PhD 1990 Boston University Applied Linguistics

Art Education

Two six-week art courses at the YWCA in Newton, N.J. when I was 12 and again at 13 years of age. Advanced to watercolor. Never painted thereafter until 2011.

Numerous courses and private lessons with Karen Jones, pastel and acrylic artist from Newburyport, MA.

Numerous courses with Kathleen Robbins, MFA, oil painter and former instructor at the Museum School, now painting at the Button Factory in Portsmouth, NH.

Apprenticing at present with Nella Lush.


Best in Show, 1960 Summer Art in the Park,  Newton, NJ,  watercolor  “Naomi’s”

Continuous Pastel, acrylic and oil juried acceptances into Newburyport Art Association shows since first applying in 2012.

Best in Show, 2013 Fall Show NAA  Oil  16 x 16  “The Great Marsh”

Best Pastel in Show, 2015 Spring Show NAA  “Where I Wish I Lived”, later shown at Alpers Gallery in Andover, MA.


Newburyport Art Association (NAA), Artist Member, Newburyport, MA

North Shore Arts Association, Artist Member, Gloucester, MA

Rockport Art Association, Artist Member, Rockport, MA

National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) Massachusetts Association of Women Artists

Experimental Artists Group of the Rockport Art Association

Art from the Soul with Nella Lush


3 Group Shows, 1 in the Sargent Gallery and 2 in the Hills at the NAA in Newburyport, MA.

15 works hung for 9 months in Oregano’s Restaurant in Newburyport, MA in 2015