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utilitarian. In addition to her

a positive memory related to a

painting, she and her husband,

particular scent they found there.

Steve, own an artisan business called Cave Creek Candles & Gifts,

Bringing joy to people through her

which they took over a couple

work is very important to Roxanne.

of years ago. It is an inviting

To her, art is a process, not a

shop with candles of varying

product, and her paintings serve

shapes, colors and fragrances set

as a vehicle for communication, it

in beautifully arranged displays.

being the basis for what she does.

There are also handcrafted gifts, many made in Arizona, as well as

“When I enter my studio and

paintings by Roxanne and other

begin to create, I experience joy,

artists. It is a feast for the senses

beauty and freedom, and my

with light, great aromas and

goal is to translate that into my

beautiful sounds.

painting,” she explained. “When clients take home a painting, I

Steve and Roxanne work together

want them to feel that sense of

making the candles, often adding

calm, joy and peace … if even for

artistic touches to enhance their

a moment.”

visual appeal. They hand pour pillar and votive candles with

She also paints in acrylics, with

clean burning beeswax blends,

a pallet knife and gloved fingers

high-quality fragrance oils and 100

to work the paint, and has a

percent cotton, lead-free wicks.

wonderful series based upon

Each candle is prepared on site

her interpretation of aspens. Her

and is finished and inspected by

commissions include wineries and

hand.

private clients. Her work is also featured as the poster artist for

Since the candles are made with

several events.

high-quality fragrances and the exteriors are finished, the scents

Primarily self-taught, Roxanne

in the store blend beautifully,

freely explores new concepts

offering up a cornucopia of

and experiments and develops

aromas.

innovative techniques that characterize her art. Her love of

“Many people have an emotional

beeswax has opened avenues of

response when they come into the

exploration of texture and organic

store,” said Roxanne. “They might

shapes that intertwine, enabling

have been having a stressful day,

her to express the beauty and

but when they enter and begin to

texture of life in her work.

see, touch and smell the candles, their faces inevitably break into

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smiles.” Customers have told

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them stories of how they have Febr uary 2015

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Images Arizona: Grayhawk February 2015 Issue  

February 2015 Issue. Local magazine distributed to Grayhawk, DC Ranch, and North Scottsdale.

Images Arizona: Grayhawk February 2015 Issue  

February 2015 Issue. Local magazine distributed to Grayhawk, DC Ranch, and North Scottsdale.

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