I came across Kandy Lozano’s work online and was immediately taken. The colors, the moods, the depth. I connected with these pieces. I needed to see them up close. I needed to meet the woman who created them. I needed to learn from her. A few emails and a few weeks later and I was on my way to Malibu to spend three days studying with this talented artist.
Kandy’s home is a beautiful, inspiring place to be, and her studio is a wonderful place to learn and create. Clean, spacious, views of the hills, sky and ocean, open to the warm California air. Being in that atmosphere, surrounded by her work, I could not help but move into that mental space every artist knows and thrives in. But the best part was her.
Kandy is beautiful, open, warm, and intelligent. I felt comfortable. Her time with me felt personal. We spent time looking at my work, work of other artists I like, and at those pieces of hers which particularly resonated with me. She asked me specifically what I wanted to learn, what I wanted to get from my time with her. And for the next three days we worked on that. The pace was steady. My learning curve was steep. Kandy taught and motivated. She guided and corrected. But it was never merely technical. We talked about the artistry of the pieces.
It’s difficult to put into words what those three days were like. Exciting, exhausting, exhilarating…and transformational. I left there a different artist than when I arrived. With new ideas, new skills, and hopefully, a new friend.
Jerry - San Francisco