J. Candace Clifford used her expertise to help advance the cause of lighthouses and women during life. She co-authored the book, "Women Who Kept the Light" which sheds light on the dynamic impact of female lighthouse keepers. Candace served as a maritime historian for the National Park Service and the United States Lighthouse Society.
I met J. Candace Clifford at the reopening of the Anclote Key Lighthouse in Florida. She took photos of the event and did a television interview. I was sketching when our paths crossed. Candace paused to photograph me. We exchanged business cards and talked briefly.
After the publication of the article she encouraged me to write, I was contacted about an art exhibit. I was contacted about an art exhibit. My exhibit “Shattering the Lens” at the National Lighthouse Museum in New York paid homage to Candace Clifford and female light keepers.
When I am not traveling to or painting lighthouses, I am writing or researching lighthouses.