Animals have been my savior and inspiration. These uncomplicated beings and their unconditional love have brought me through difficult periods in my life.

Having had a very dysfunctional home life, I escaped by creating my own world. At a very young age I lost myself in a world of imagination, I played for hours pretending I was a horse, mountain lion, or whatever particular animal suited me for the day. When not immersed in this joyous space, I would spend my time drawing my beloved subjects. I knew then that I would be an artist. And began art school at age twelve.

My art has evolved into an expression of the love and reverence I have for animals. The energy they emit in their mere existence fascinates me. I feel a strong emotional tie with the subjects I create and this is what I can offer as an artist.

In recent works I have begun using my fingers to sculpt my drawings. This new exploration seems to be a tactile experience with my subjects.


Kandy Stern - Artist