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.
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.
Want to know more about Holly’s work? Call, email, or connect on Facebook, and she will be in touch just as soon as she’s finished painting.