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Connecticut, United States
Hello, thanks for visiting. I attended the University of Connecticut where I received my BFA in illustration and BS in Finance. Feel free to email me at kristen.candella@gmail.com

December 12, 2013

Hartford Club Celebrates...140 yrs

Recent ad I designed for the firm I work for. Hand-drawn with ink. Featured in The Hartford Business Journal and Hartford Club magazine.
Front cover

January 31, 2013

Mr. Dudley Dragonaire

He's classy and cheerful and uses his refined charm amongst the townspeople, befriending young William.

January 30, 2013

Breezy Knoll Farm

Everyday while driving to work, I'm fortunate to have a scenic route. This piece was subsequently inspired by the unique pinkness of your not so typical farm-A Rose Farm in the town in which I live.

January 5, 2013

"First Safety, Then Chaos"

Happy New Year everyone! Here's to new art in the year to come.

November 25, 2012

Peep Sheep

Happy 1st Birthday Jackson!

Birthday gift for my very first nephew Jackson. He turned 1 on Oct. 4 and is adorable. Got a chance to feed him a bottle. Love him to pieces.

July 28, 2012

SCBWI Bulletin July/August 2012

Pleased to announce my very first publication for the SCBWI Bulletin for July/August 2012 issue!! I am so thrilled and beyond thankful to have one of my spot illustrations included.

April 4, 2012

Polar Bear in Underwear

This is a hypothetical Children's Book Cover Dummy of an idea I had about.... well bears and underwear! Can you guess the glasses? Kids love 'em.

April 17, 2011


Recent BFA exhibition at Artspace Willimantic, CT Group exhibit featuring graduating seniors from the UCONN Fine Arts program
© 2011 Kristen Candella

April 1, 2011

Peace Corp Exhibit

Opening night for Peace Corp Celebration: Posters on display at the Dodd Research Center in Storrs, CT which were created by all students in my Topics in Illustrations course.

January 21, 2011

Flash Summer 2010

This is an old photo of me when I was 11 with my very first art teacher, Andy. He was a great instructor and encouraged me to paint more. What can I say, I like to smile.
This is a flash animation video I did for my final project when I took a summer course in June 2010. Wish I had a better video and original Flash file for more clarity. I composed both the illustrations and audio. I apologize for the clarity of the video.

December 2, 2010

Indian Art Project One

Ganesha, remover of obstacles sits upon a BP lotus flower siphoning out toxic oil from the June 2010 disaster.