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Ramona Candy
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Clinton Hill



ARTIST STATEMENT: I am proud to be Brooklyn-born and raised. Earning a degree in art, while studying dance in studios throughout NYC, my work in dance and art has always, intentionally or not, strived to motivate and inspire my audience, my students, my friends and my collectors. My passion for dance turned into a performing and teaching career spanning over 25 years. Crediting my resourceful single mom as inspiration, I can’t say which came first -- dance or visual art -- as I remember encouragement in and a passion for both, very early in life. That passion has never died. I consider myself a motivational artist. Having communicated through dance for so long, it’s only natural that movement manifests in my works on canvas and paper. Through, dance I connected with culture and personal heritage. My passion for dance, culture, traditions and my art are well-blended and I call myself a "choreographer on canvas." My colors, reminiscent of my Caribbean heritage and the stage, are bright and bold, along with use of collage and textures to keep the work alive. I've been told there is a spirituality in what I paint or collage and, because it is not always my intention, I'm very much okay with that. Currently, I am the Director of St. Joseph’s College Council for the Arts, as well as an emerging curator and occasional dance instructor. My work at St. Joseph's includes presenting professional artists, musicians, dancers to the college community as well as the surrounding neighborhood. My own art can be found in private and public collections including the NYC Health and Hospitals Corp., Dunn Development, Museu Brasileiro da Escultura - MuBE Sao Paolo, Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute - Utica, NY, and galleries in New York and the tri-state area. I am a motivational artist, “choreographer on canvas”, accidental historian and an occasional blogger. My blog is called “Now All I Need is the Cape … and Other Reflections of a Superwoman” www.ramonacandy.blogspot.com, And, I maintain a studio in Clinton Hill.
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    Acrylic and Collage on canvas
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    2012
    Mixed Media on canvas
    30" x 24"

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    2021
    Acrylic and Collage on canvas
    30" x 24"

  • At The Inkwell, Keeping it Together
    2014
    Mixed media on canvas
    12" x 12"

  • Dear Ancestors
    2020
    Acrylic and collage on canvas
    30" x 24"

  • Shekere with Bey II
    2010
    Acrylic and Collage on canvas
    15" x 30"

  • Obispo and Mercaderes
    2012
    Collage and acrylic on canvas
    30" x 24"

  • Moon Dance
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  • Our History, Our Pride: Aida Overton Williams
    2016
    Mix Media on canvas
    20" x 20"
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  • Our History, Our Pride: Dorothy Height
    2016
    Mixed Media on canvas
    20' x 20'
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  • Our History, Our Pride: Chief James Hawthorne Bey
    2016
    Collage and Acrylic on canvas
    20" x 20"
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  • Our History, Our Pride: Woody Strode
    2016
    Acrylic and Collage on canvas
    20" x 20"
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  • Our History, Our Pride: Bass Reeves
    2016
    Acrylic and Collage on canvas
    20" x 20"
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  • Our History, Our Pride: Mahvynee Betsch
    2016
    Mixed Media
    20" x 20"
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  • Shine
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    Acrylic and Collage on canvas

  • In The Language of Angels
    2009
    Photoetching with chine colle
    16" x 20"
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  • La Sirene in the Morning
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    Monotype with chine colle

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    2008
    Monotype with chine colle

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    2008
    Monotype with chine colle
 








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