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Mobile Photography and Art – Rest in Paradise @Poeticmedium – Candice Welsh

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It is with deep sadness that I share with you that we have lost another talented artist among us, Candice Welsh, otherwise known as @poeticmedium was a long time contributor to TheAppWhisperer and we often featured her work within our showcases. She also took part in an interview with our AppArt Editor, Bobbi McMurry four years ago.

I only discovered very recently that she had died when I received a comment within our website with words to that affect. I had been wondering why I had not seen new work from her. I sent an email to her because I needed to be ascertain if this was a genuine comment and her husband Phil replied. He said “Hi, sorry to say Candeee passed away in July after a two year battle with cancer, Phil (husband of 25 years )”. I was so sorry to read this, her last personal message to me, read “Doctors. Hospitals. Scans. Tests. Now vision issues. You are so brave. Honest. Down to earth. A true blessing to our creative community! Thank you so much, Poetic Medium”, dated 5 May 2019.

I asked Phil, her husband if it would be appropriate for me to inform our community of her death and he replied to me yesterday with “Please feel free to announce it, she loved you guys, Phil”. So, it is with his blessing that I am informing you all. I have also created a short video of some of her most recent art, in remembrance.

Although, I feel never too far away from grief, I do recognise it as an acute state of awareness in which the fragility of the world reveals itself, but being in a state of hypervigilance surrounding grief, also helps us to elevate the sense of kindness, that we can give and receive from strangers, friends and family, throughout each day.

Whilst I go about my day, I make a point of smiling at strangers, online and physically too, but also, when I visit the hospital as I do weekly at the moment, I make a point of thanking each staff member from, phlebotomists, nurses to consultants for their care. It’s the small gestures that make up the meaning of compassion and help each day be a better one. I often receive messages from our readers, and I am always conscious of responding kindly and thoughtfully, with as much care, as time allows, to everyone who writes to me, keep writing. I count my blessings…

Rest in Paradise dear Candice Welsh…

 

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By Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said.
Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London.
Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art.
Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK.
She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: joanne@theappwhisperer.com

4 replies on “Mobile Photography and Art – Rest in Paradise @Poeticmedium – Candice Welsh”

I met Candeee in 1972 during my first year at VCU. She and I discussed dance, art and education for many hours in the dorm. She would become my best friend and roommate and eventually my maid of honor in 1977. Even after moving back to Maine, I stayed in touch with her and found that we could pick up where we left off even after many years of not talking, she was that friend.
Rest In Peace my beloved friend and I will see you again when I join you. Love.

Thank you for posting this and creating the video. Candeee was my friend for 50+ years since college days. I miss her so much, she still lives in my heart. She was such a creative person creating a prolific amount of art. I cherish each piece she gave me.
Thanks again Doris

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