Candy Mayer

As a fulltime artist, Candy Mayer creates landscapes and still lifes of the Southwest and the borderland in pastels, acrylics, pen & ink, and mixed media collage. Candy has a BFA in Art and Art Education from the University of South Dakota.  Since moving to the border from Iowa in 1999, Candy and her photographer husband, Charlie, have embraced the area, traveling extensively in Mexico and the Southwest. They held their first joint show, “Alma de Mexico-Caras y Paisajes,” at the Chamizal National Memorial in March, 2008. Two more shows followed: "The Yucatan" in 2009 and "The South of Spain" in 2011.


She is a member of the El Paso Art Association, the Pastel Society, and the Plein Air Painters of El Paso,.  She has exhibited and won recognitions in competitions, including the Arts International, the Sun Bowl, the Paquime Festival in Casas Grandes, Mexico and many EPAA events.  She participated twice in an international show, “Mujeres sin Fronteras/Women without Borders” sponsored by the Mexican Consulate in El Paso.


Three of her Plein Air works traveled to the Department of Interior Gallery in Washington, D.C. as part of the “Along the Rio Grande” show. Candy has held two one woman shows at Hal Marcus, “Images of Italy” in 2004 and “Travels in Mexico” in 2006.  In July,  2007,  she returned to her hometown in Iowa for a one woman show, “Borders,” at the Lakes Art Center.


In October, 2008, Candy was inducted into the Hall of Achievement as an Outstanding Graduate of the Spirit Lake High School in Iowa. She was a part of the Desert Modern Show at the El Paso Museum of Art in 2012.  Her retrospective show, "Thirteen Years on the Border" was held in 2012. Candy was one of 12 artists chosen to paint a five foot tall metal Pickaxe for the UTEP Centennial in 2014.  Her work is available at The Marketplace at Placita Santa Fe, 5034 Doniphan.

Some of the paintings may be available for sale. All of the artwork is ORIGINAL.

Artist accepts commissions, special requests, portraits, landscapes, etc.

To feature the artist's artwork in your gallery or for any other question, please contact Candy at:


1317 Tierra Roja, El Paso, Texas 79912

(915) 581-4971

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