"I always look forward to painting classes with Kandy Tate during my annual trips to New Mexico.   She has helped me loosen up, demonstrated brush strokes for trees and bushes, and deftly mixed colors; all things I haven't been taught by other artists.  Kandy also excels at explaining the hows and whys, and I always come home very satisified about the time I have spent under her guidance.  Working to improve my landscape techniques with Kandy is a big part of my trip each year".
- Judy Culpepper, Jacksonville, Florida


"I have been taking oil painting workshop classes from Kandy Tate for the past 4 summers while on vacation in New Mexico. For anyone from beginner to experienced you will find Kandy’s approach to painting a rewarding experience. She is a master at colorization and you will find her style of painting somewhere in the middle between realism and impressionism. She enjoys teaching and zeros in on the basic skills that you already possess and then adds to them. She is also an accomplished artist in her own right".  I highly recommend her as teacher and mentor.

 - Kyle Parnell,  Coppell, Texas