23/07/2024 9:22 AM


Adorn your Feelings

Realistic Pastel Portraits of Wildlife by Holly Cannon I Artsy Shark

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Pastel artist Holly Cannon captures the essence of her wildlife subjects in detailed, real looking portraits. Pay a visit to her web-site to see additional of her portfolio.


pastel of a zebra by Holly Cannon

“A Second of Solace” pastel on velour, 14″ x 22″


I have usually loved to draw and paint.  Artwork course was my most loved course and all of my notebooks were being coated in drawings. I earned a communications degree with a small in art from Florida Intercontinental University as an avenue to use my enthusiasm and not be a “starving artist”.


pastel of orcas by Holly Cannon

“A Mother’s Love” pastel on pastelmat, 20″ x 16″


I’m fortunate to have a fantastic spouse and five grownup kids and a pet dog. We also owned and ran a horse breeding farm together the way, so I did not have a lot time for my artwork, but my coronary heart normally longed to paint once again.


pastel of a giraffe by Holly Cannon

“An African Beauty” pastel on velour, 14″ x 12″


A number of decades in the past, following a very long hiatus, I after a lot more discovered my paintbrush even though recuperating from hip surgical procedures. I instantly observed my delighted location again. I attended a workshop with my buddy and mentor, Lesley Harrison, and was released to the medium of pastels and completely appreciate them!


pastel of a Monarch butterfly by Holly Cannon

“Birthday Beauty” pastel on pastelmat, 14″ x 12″


I was astonished at the depth and realism I could achieve with pastels and discovered a good community teacher who aids me get unstuck from all of my paintings when desired.


pastel of a macaw by Holly Cannon

“Preening” pastel on velour, 16″ x 22″


I am a wildlife photographer as very well and attempt to attain a photorealistic glimpse in each individual of my paintings. My optimum compliments are when people explain to me they can not notify the variance in between my art and a photograph.


pastel of a dolphin by Holly Cannon

“A Curious Look” pastel on pastelmat, 15″ x 14″


I normally start with the eyes in most of my paintings. They information and watch about me while I’m building my will work. I really imagine eyes are the home windows to animals’ souls. With each and every painting, I am striving to seize the soul of the animal on paper.


pastel of a zebra by Holly Cannon

“A Search Back” pastel on velour, 16″ x 13″


My adore for animals and character arrives from my deep religion. I think God has supplied us a stunning earth, full of amazing creatures for us to enjoy and care for. I enjoy sharing my paintings of them with the entire world.


pastel of a tiger by Holly Cannon

“Chillin’” pastel on velour, 22″ x 16″


My enthusiasm is and has normally been portray, but my accurate like is my religion and family—my partner and our 5 little ones, their spouses and my grandson. In them I obtain my best joy.


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