Illustrator Gallery - Patsie S. McCandless
Patsie S. McCandless
I am an author.
I became an educator, artist, musician, wife, mother and grandmother. And now I am the author of the novel: Becoming Jesse ~ Celebrating the Every Day Magic of Childhood. My thirty years as a primary school teacher helped to infuse all my work with the joys and magic of childhood.
I am an award-winning artist, and served as President of the Conanicut Island Art Association, Jamestown, RI; as well as on the Board of the Dunedin Fine Arts Center, Dunedin, Florida. My paper art and miniatures (PaperSolo.com) have been shown in Florida’s St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Art, and are in the permanent collection of the St. Petersburg Opera Company.
I am a musician.
I am a composer, and played my flute composition (Jesse’s Song) for the St. Petersburg Opera audience, and introducing a string ensemble from the Philadelphia Orchestra. I also served on The Florida Orchestra Board of Consultants.
I am a speaker.
I gave a TEDxTalk on “Saving the Magic of Childhood” – alerting parents and children to the dangers of cell phone addiction.