Buyer Beware. Fine Art Does NOT match Videos of Candy Painting
I did purchase this book. Have the receipt to prove it. This “scrapbook” fully appears to be a scam. Sadly, I found out the hard way after asking a question about the work and for a video of the more intricate works and getting blocked. It caused me to do more digging on the inter-web. Search “candy waters autism art scam”. It made me sick to read and see the screen-caps.
I have since been contacted by the Dr. Phil show along with several others, including the mom; we were set to tape when she refused to go on all of the sudden. Why not if you have nothing to hide? If this was truly Candy’s work, it would have been a wonderful platform for her and autism awareness. Yet, still to this day, no one can seem to get full, unedited videos of her painting freely, no videos of her painting the intricate paintings. She is far from the only non-verbal autistic person painting on video. A simple google search proves that. Buyer Beware.
I own many coffee table books and they all have heavy gloss paper. This is just a gloss paper one step higher than laser paper. As someone who helped compile three yearbooks, I can not explain the empty pages. There should be no empty pages. Why not put autism awareness there (it was lacking), pictures of Candy having fun, family, signs of Autism (wasn’t this supposed to be about autism too?), something. You never leave pages empty; you pull pages out then. “Art” was faded on edges, it appeared it was old and pulled from a non-acid free box.
I am not sure what the parents failed music career had to do with the scrapbook. It was not relevant to the scrapbook at all and ran a theme throughout. There are also ads on where to buy the “art” elsewhere as well.
There were many grammar and punctuation errors; clearly no editor was involved in the process.
To those “fans” who still believe she is painting this “art”, literally everything you get in this sprapbook on her facebook page. From “testimonies” to famous people holding her magazine picture, all the “art”, the introduction. Some pulled from articles written by media in the past as well. Please, save yourself the money. You will get a better quality picture printing it with your own laser printer for free. The Waters often encourage you to do that on her page and show her. Well, I am telling you do so, and save your money. This was the biggest waste of money I have spent. It will be returned to Amazon as it is clear now; it is exploitation.
As far as the “art”, please look at the videos on her Facebook page. Now look at what you see in the book? Does it match in technical features? Overlays? Fine Motor Ability and strokes? Style? It is not even close to the same. Also why is there none of the art we see her doing in the videos actually in the book? Hurry though, as I see the videos are disappearing on her page which makes me stand in my opinion even more.