Save the art family home

“You are a National Treasure- we'll get you through this bump~“ Jennifer Megliore Fb 7/4/19
Hilton Head Monthly Feature Article Art in Distress 

First Lady Barbara Bush changed my life forever. The first lady invited me to paint her portrait in a garden at the White House in the summer of 1991.  Mrs. Bush made me feel at home in the White House family quarters, the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden and even the Oval Office during the five hot days we worked together that July.

I was born in Vermont; my mother was an artist and my dad was an engineer. Growing up, there were always craft supplies around the house and a sense that making or creating was better than buying. My love for painting continued to blossom and develop while attending the University of Vermont and the Boston School of Art. Best known as an Impressionistic painter and Copley Master, I paint views of American scenes, especially landscapes of treasured locales and people at play in idyllic locations. Critics have called me the “Grand Dame of Boston Painters.” God has blessed me with my talent to create works of art, which I'm truly grateful to share.
My father built my home as an art studio for my mother upon their retirement in 1977. My first husband and I purchased the home in 1992 as our permanent residence. After my husband’s death, I remarried a man who misrepresented who he was.  By the time I realized this, most of my money was gone, the house was over-leveraged.  Divorcing myself from him was the best thing I could do.  I have had to forgive and leave this behind me. 
This April, the court issued a foreclosure and eviction notice. I’ve tried legally to save my home, but the court has ordered me to move. I have had to forgive myself and leave this behind me too.

My debt has been forgiven. My prayer is to own it again .  I look on this as God's gift to me to change and look to the future as brighter and better owning my home/studio on better terms by winning it back at the scheduled September 3rd auction.  
For as long as I can remember, people have told me how much they love and appreciate my work. I love the Low Country and have continually used my talent to benefit many organizations in our community. Now I need your help.
How can you help me save my family home and ensure my continued involvement in the Low Country art community?  First, Go to my website  and buy some of my one of a kind, investment quality paintings, at a fraction of the original price. While they last, you can use the coupon code   80% off  at check out and buy one of my original paintings for 20% of the appraised value.  The paintings will look great in your home and help me save mine as well! Already I'm enjoying this sale, reconnecting with friends, meeting new friends and finding better homes for my art.
I am constantly asked, “Candace, how else can I help you”? To that end, I have established this  GoFundMe page, which will allow you and others to make a generous donation to help save my family home and studio.  As an additional thank you and incentive to give, for every $200 gift / donation made to my GoFundMe  campaign, I will send you a personally signed, limited edition (2500) Fine Art Giclée reproduction on archival paper 17x24 with the image size 10.5"x18" of my painting, “The Edge.”

“The Edge” is an original oil painting of the Northern most point of Hilton Head Island. This painting is currently on loan to the Hilton Head Island Art Center and is my largest painting to date, measuring 72"x120".    So, just click on GIFT  and I will ship the Giclée to you as my humblest thank you. 

If I may assist you please call or text me at 843-540-3963 or email me at 

Thank you in advance for investing in me.


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Candace Whittemore Lovely 
Hilton Head Island, SC
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