Candice Alford was born in Kilrush, in the Shannon region of Ireland, where much of her childhood was spent exploring the surrounding countryside. She developed an affinity for nature as well as an intuitive understanding of the seasons and cycles of life. During her early adolescence, Candice's parents moved the family to Warwick, Rhode Island, where they engaged in the restoration of old homes. This transition to a new country compelled Candice to search for diverse forms of creative expression in an attempt to reconnect with the natural environment of her youth. She avidly explored the world of music – playing guitar and singing – before realizing that her passion lay in the visual arts. At the young age of 25, she opened her own studio in Atlanta, Georgia, where she has been creating and successfully selling her art since the late 1990's.