Born and raised in New York and residing in Southampton, Candice has earned degrees in graphic design, advertising art, and photography. Always interested in fine art, Candice decided to turn her graphic design expertise into a new form of fine art photography. When asked about her art, Candice said "I wanted to create art that was fun and that would take the viewer by surprise." With her photo arrangements of enticing donuts in varying flavors and colors she has created iconic portraits of Marilyn Monroe, Einstein, Groucho, Alfred E. Neuman, Van Gogh, Superman, Willy Wonka and Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz, among others. By composing these portraits, Candice is forging a unique style of photography and creating extraordinary, one of a kind, works of art. Her distinctive art hangs in many corporate and private collections and can be seen on social media sites world-wide.
The Photographic arrangements of Candice CMC consist of hundreds of extremely sharp images of donuts. Candice CMC uses these donuts as her palate, the same way as if she was creating the portrait with traditional paints. Candice first photographs the donuts and then studies the characteristics of each so that she can arrange them according to their tones, colors, values and intensity to create the iconic portrait. She chooses the correct placement of just the right donut for each area of the artwork. The art is created to appear as a pop art image of hundreds of random donuts.The WOW factor comes when you look at the artwork through a camera and see the donuts small and the portrait appears. Collectors are amazed by this and can't understand how it's done. All they know is that they want one.