Candy Carver is without a doubt one of Durham’s most prominent visual artists. Her vibrant style is unique, powerful and easily recognized as truly her own. In this interview, Candy talks about her fundamental motivation to create art at all – and ponders the classic topic of how to make a living as an artist. She shares insights into her artistic process, gives her best advice to any aspiring full-time artists, and she discusses whether or not doing commissioned work affects the artistic aspect of what she produces.
Illustration: Edson Tako