Holly Cannon

"I love to paint animals in almost any medium, but my new found love of pastels is where my heart is. I strive with every painting to be photorealistic, and I LOVE painting eyes. They are always the first to be painted in every piece. I want someone who is not an 'animal person' to love my paintings."

The Lion of Judah - Pastels on velour 9 x 13 in.

"While growing up, I loved to draw horses and dolphins all over my schoolbooks. After getting a degree in Advertising and a minor in Art, I hung up my pencils and raised a house full of kids for 30 years. After a hip replacement, I found my paintbrush again and have loved it more than ever. I took a workshop a year ago with my favorite artist and she introduced me to pastel painting. And now I have found my lane. With each painting, I learn something new about the medium and can't wait to start the next. I take lessons from a renowned local artist who helps me get unstuck in each of my pieces. Art class day is always my favorite day of the week!"

Holly Cannon is an American artist living in Palm City. She holds a Communications Degree with a Minor in Arts from Florida State University.

Chillin' - Pastels on velour 22 x 18 in.
A Moment of Solace - Pastels on velour 13 x 18 in.
Stratus - Pastels on velour 11 x 15 in.
A Grey Winter - Pastels on velour 11 x 14 in.

This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist


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