Writen by guest blogger Sandy Waters.
Our beautiful redheaded daughter Candace aka Candy is 13 years old and has severe autism. Candy is non-verbal but she is a amazing painter!! Even though Candy is non-verbal and unable to communicate through words she is able to express herself through her art and be heard around the Globe!! We have been flooded with inquiries on Facebook about how to purchase Candy’s paintings from around the World!! Candy’s art and story has inspired, raised autism awareness and given hope to people around the WORLD! Prints of Candy’s paintings are being sold through “Kind Tree-Autism Rocks Foundation”. The way Candy gives back to the autism community is half of all proceeds from the sales of Candy’s prints are going to help others on the autism spectrum fulfill their dreams of becoming artists. Candy started painting when she was only six years old. Candy has had numerous TV, Magazine, Newspaper and On-line stories done on her Amazing Art.
Just some of Candy’s many amazing accomplishments include The University of California, Irvine Magazine used her “Mr. Sun” painting for the cover of their Summer 2013 issue that sheds light on UCI’s efforts to help those affected by autism. Candy’s “New Years Day” painting was on the Cover of the 2013 Winter Issue of “Something Special Magazine”. Also, Candy’s “Ray of Hope” painting will be prominently displayed in the newly constructed Dan Marino Foundation’s “The Marino Campus” located in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale, Florida!! Candy does not paint with her hands…she paints with her heart & soul!! Candy’s Art inspires others with Autism to follow their dreams. Also, to help parents know that their child with Autism has just as much of a chance to inspire the WORLD no matter where they are on the Autism Spectrum!!! Candace has a very unique colorful happy style of painting. She seems to know how colors blend together perfectly. When she paints she becomes very happy and laughs which is priceless. We are so proud that Candace is able to express herself through her art. Many artists have expressed that painting is poetry and poetry is painting, but with words. Candy simply paints pure poetry.
Candy’s Facebook Page. (Please Like & Share) Faith, Love & Hope!!
A note from Neville Hiatt
I was introduced to Candy’s beautiful artworks when Sandy shared them in one of the many support groups I participate in on facebook. I found the ones I saw to be so bright and colourful I wanted one even before I knew the story behind them. I can’t wait to have one hanging on my wall to share with everyone that sees it.