Candace Charlton (1968,Natal, South Africa) attended the Johannesburg School of Art, Ballet, Drama and Music from 1983 until 1986. Having received two scholarships she continued her studies at the Rhodes University in Grahams Town where she finished her Bachelor of Fine Art, majoring in Autonomous Art and Art History. During this period she took part in various exhibitions and competitions: In 1989 she exhibited in Port Elizabeth at the Eastern Province Society (Finn Physician). She took part in the Standard Bank Young Artists Award Competition in 1990, and again in 1992 where she was awarded with the Eisteddfod Awarded Floating Trophy for the best work in the category, Model Drawing. After her graduation she became a member of the Artist Market Association in Johannesburg and the Magnolia Artist Market in Pretoria participating in monthly open-air expositions (art markets). In 1997 her work attracted the attention of the Elizabeth Gordon Gallery in Durban. There Candace participated in solo and groups exhibitions. Since 2000 she lives and works in The Netherlands and is represented by Morren Galleries. The combination of abstract and figurative features in her paintings speaks to a wide variety of people. Her work is also often presented at art fairs like Realism Amsterdam and the Open Art Fair in Utrecht.