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About Candace Troy

Artist Statement:

Candace Troy

As a professional artist, I constantly strive to put feeling into my work, bringing more meaning to my artwork than simply completing it as if it were a task.  I serve as a conduit of life’s energy and a creative interpreter of moments in time, bringing beauty, joy and inspiration to people’s lives.

About The Company

Candace Troy is the creative artist and founder of Candace Troy Studios which is located in Pacifica, CA.  Since 1981, Candace Troy Studios has been creating and selling artistic focal points and fine art throughout the Bay Area.

This long established company and its founder Candace Troy have continued to evolve and is now offering Art Instruction to both children and adults.

Candace teaches beginning and intermediate Fine art drawing and painting to children ages 9-12, teens, and adults.  She encourages every student to use his or her own creativity while developing the necessary skills that a successful artist needs. In painting classes, she uses both water based oils for new children and oils for students who are familiar with the medium. In drawing classes various mediums are used.

Please visit this site to see both her artwork and her student’s artwork.

Artist Bio - Candace Troy

Candace Troy believes that creating art is a lifetime journey. This long-time resident of Pacifica offers 30 years of professional experience in the fields of custom carved glass, faux finishing, and fine art. 

Candace has been designing and carving glass professionally for over 25 years, has been a decorative painter and color consultant for over 8 years, and has painted in oils for the past 10 years.  

As lead intern at Peninsula Works in Daly City, she taught over 1000 multicultural people how to use their creativity to enhance their self-confidence.


The Academy of Art, San Francisco, CA
The California Academy of Painters, Palo Alto, CA
The Grand View PBS Outdoor Painter, Stefan Baumann, Mt. Shasta, CA
Felicia Forte, Figurative Artist, Belmont, CA


2011                “Power, Love and Passion” The Grand View Art Society, Sunnyvale, CA
2010                “Summer Art” In Association with Salon Maison Deux, San Mateo, CA
2010                “Open Walls" Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA
2010                “Fall Open Studios” Candace Troy Studios, Pacifica, CA
2009-2011       “Follow the Light” San Mateo County Fair, CA
2009                “Coastal Painters” in association with The Half Moon Bay Inn, CA
2009                 “Open Walls" Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA
2009                “The Grand View Art Show” Saratoga, CA
2008                 “Arts on Fire” Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA


  • Candace Troy Studios, Painting Instructor, 2012 to present
  • The Grand View Art School, Painting Instructor, 2009
  • Saratoga Community Center, Painting Instructor, 2009-2011
  • Saratoga Community Center, Painting and Drawing Instructor, Youth Workshops 2010 - 2011
  • Peninsula Works, Lead Intern, Creativity and Leadership Instructor, 2008-2009
  • Candace Troy Studios, Instructor, Apprentice Workshop 2007-2008
  • National Convention Art Glass Society, Glass Etching Instructor 2000-2002


  • 2013 “Follow the Light” San Mateo County Fair San Mateo, CA
    2nd Place
  • 2012 City of South San Francisco Cultural Arts Commission
    3rd Place
  • 2011    “Follow the Light” San Mateo County Fair San Mateo, CA
    3rd Place and Honorable Mention
  • 2010    “Follow the Light” San Mateo County Fair San Mateo, CA
    2nd place, 3rd Place, and Honorable Mention
  • 2009    State of California Senate
    Exemplary Community Service Award
  • 2009    County of San Mateo Human Services Agency
    Distinguished Humanitarian Service Award
  • 2009    “Follow the Light” San Mateo County Fair San Mateo, CA
    3rd place


Making a difference is people’s lives through art!