Born in Los Angeles, Duncan S. McCandless received his B.A. in Art History from Stanford University. He was a landscape designer in Marin County, California until 1977 at which time he moved to Europe. In France he began painting professionally and had a number of exhibitions in Paris until his return to California in 1981. Since that time he has traveled extensively in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, South America, and Mexico. These journeys have inspired much of his paintings as have the untouched spaces of California and the American Southwest. The intimate scale of his painting enhances the breadth of his vision and conveys his inexhaustible affection for the grandeur of nature.