Drawing by Gus Miller.
Meghan Candler Gallery features the painting of some of America’s finest established and emerging artists, including a select group of talented local artists.
Born and raised in Vero Beach, FL, Meghan Candler graduated from St. Edward’s School, Vero Beach, and from Smith College, Northampton, MA (BA in Art History with High Honors, 1982). After a summer in Paris with Parsons School of Design, Meghan spent her junior year at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, studying at the Fogg Art Museum. Upon graduation from Smith, Meghan worked as a graduate teaching assistant for two years at the University of Florida School of Fine Arts, Gainesville, FL. While there she participated in the Preservation Institute on Nantucket, MA.Meghan managed a local art gallery for 17 years before opening her own gallery in Fall 2002. She and her husband Rick are passionately interested in art and artists, and look forward to continuing a lifelong involvement with the Meghan Candler Gallery.
A retired partner of the law firm of O’Haire, Quinn, Candler & Casalino, Rick practiced as a board certified trusts and estates attorney for more than thirty years. Raised in Vero Beach, Rick was born in Boston, MA and is a graduate of The Choate School, Wallingford, CT; Colgate University, Hamilton, NY, and the University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, FL (J.D. 1985; LL.M., Masters in Taxation, 1992). Among his civic involvements, Rick is a former Trustee and legal counsel to the Museum of Art, Vero Beach, FL and a former member of the Board of Directors and past Chairman of the Cultural Council of Indian River County. Rick served as legal counsel to the Indian River County Children’s Museum, and as former Chairman and member of the Board of Directors of McKee Botanical Garden.