About the artist

Who is Holly Cannon?

Holly Cannon is an award-winning photorealistic artist and photographer. She specializes in wildlife and landscape artwork that captures the spirit of animals and the natural world.

The Long

An up-and-coming artist from Palm City, Florida, Holly has been passionate about painting and drawing from a young age. While raising her five children, she took a break from art. She has rediscovered her joy of capturing the splendor of nature and wildlife in acrylics, watercolors, pastels, and photography after a 25-year hiatus.

Holly dove back into art while recovering from hip surgery. Motivated to rediscover her childhood passion, she joined a local art class where she met renowned local artist Brenda Leigh. She has become a constant source of encouragement throughout Holly's artistic journey. She is always ready with a quick hug or an encouraging word to help her get "unstuck" on a painting.

The beauty of nature and wildlife are a focus of Holly's artwork. Her passion for art is deeply rooted in her faith in God. She sees God's majesty reflected all around her in the natural world. She strives to mirror it in her paintings and photography.

She is committed to promoting the protection of animals and their natural habitats. She is a member of Artists for Conservation, an international non-profit that supports conservation and environmental education through art that celebrates nature.

Holly Cannon's artwork and photography have appeared in national and international exhibits, including Florida's Natural Beauty Juried Photo Exhibition at the Elliott Museum in 2021, NW Pastel Society's 34th and 35th International Open Exhibits in 2020 and 2021, and Artist for Conservation 2021 Exhibit. In addition, from January to March of 2022, her artwork will be showcased in the Waterworks Museum's Color Your Dreams Exhibit 2022.

She has earned several accolades for her work, including honorable mention as Artist of the Year at the Circle Foundation, two finalist pieces at the Camelback Artist Gallery, and recognition at the 2020 Academy Center of the Art National Juried Art Exhibition.

When she isn't traveling, you can find her at home in Palm City with her husband Todd and their two French Bulldogs, Amber and Sophie. Aside from making art, spending time with her five children—Alexandra, Tranard, his wife Michelle, Nate, his wife Janessa, Humphrey, Taylor, and his wife Rebecca— spending time with her grandson Hudson is her greatest joy.

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BUzz about Holly

Out of Our Hands Gallery, Dade City, Florida
Camelback Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
Waterworks Art Museum, Miles City, Montana

Art Associations

Palm CIty Art Asociation
Martin County Art League
Jensen Beach Art League
NW Pastel Society
Artists for Conversation

Awards and Art Exhibits

Caracal Eyes

Awards:
Best in Show 2022 Art Associates of Martin County
Exhibits:

“Snow Day"

Awards:
Exhibits:
2022 Color Your Dreams, Waterworks Museum 2021 NW Pastel Society Member Show

“Eagle Eyes”

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Exhibits:
2020 It's a Florida Thing, Out of Our Hands Gallery 2020 NW Pastel Society 34th International Open Exhibition

“A Moment of Solace”

Awards:
2020 'Finalist' Camelback Gallery, Photorealism Competition 2020 'Juror Award' Pop Revolution Gallery, Animal Competition 2020 'Finalist' Camelback Gallery, Into the Wild Competition Exhibitions
Exhibits:
2021 Art4Apes Exhibition 2021 NW Pastel Society 35th International Open Exhibition 2021 Artist for Conservation Exhibit and Publication 2020 Academy Center of the Art National Juried Art Exhibition

“Wading”

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Exhibits:
2021 NW Pastel Society Member Show

“Tiger Eyes”

Awards:
'Finalist' “Artist Choice V” International Juried Visual Arts Competition 2021 Artist for Conservation Exhibit and Publication
Exhibits:

"A Look Back"

Awards:
2020 'Merit Award' Camelback Gallery’s Competition, Amazing Animals Exhibitions, 2022 Waterworks "Color My Dreams"
Exhibits:
2021 Artist for Conservation Exhibit and Publication 2022 Color Your Dreams, Waterworks Museum

"An African Beauty"

Awards:
'Bronze Award' 2021 Camelback Gallery, Amazing Animals Competition
Exhibits:

"Chillin"

Awards:
2020 Best in Show PCAA Show 'Honorable Mention' Circle Foundation Artist of the Year Competition 'First Place' Martin County Fair Artist Awards 2019 'Merit Award' Camelback Gallery, Into the Wild II Painting Competition
Exhibits:

"Preening"

Awards:
'Finalist' Camelback Gallery, Shades of Blue Competition 2021 'Honorable Mention PCAA Show
Exhibits:

"Red Beauty in the Snow"

Awards:
2019 'Finalist' in Camelback Gallery's Holiday Card Visual Arts Competition
Exhibits:

"Birthday Beauty"

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Helping People Succeed Calendar

"Well, Hello There"

Awards:
Exhibits:
2021 NW Pastel Society Member Show

'Mawar the Rose"

Awards:
2022 'Finalist' Award Art Room Gallery Competition, Black and White 2021 'Bronze Award' Camelback Gallery, International Realism Competition
Exhibits:
2022 Color Your Dreams Exhibition, Waterworks Museum

Get in touch

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