Wildlife Art Wildlife Paintings by David James Cannon. Wildlife Artist Painter
Wildlife Art Wildlife Paintings by David James Cannon. Wildlife Art Gallery Awards in artistic excellence & press releases Contact wildlife artist, David James Cannon.
Biography of wildlife artist David James Cannon.

Wildlife Art Awards & Press Releases

Ancient Wisdom, Wildlife Painting by David James Cannon


“The Artist’s Magazine” 2006 Annual Art Competition Animal / Wildlife category(For the painting, “Ancient Wisdom”)

First Place:

2006 Thousand Oaks Art Association Annual Juried Art Show (For the painting, “Ancient Wisdom”)

“When I took the reference photo I used to create this painting it was very near sunset. This Asian Elephant had a fresh coat of dust all over himself, which combined with the setting sun, helped to create these beautiful red-orange tones."

Wildlife Painting of Leopard 2nd place prize in annual art competition

Second Place :

2006 Westlake Village Art Guild Annual Membership Show, Oil / Acrylic Category (For the painting, “Looking Back”)

“Looking Back”: When I saw this leopard I knew I would end up painting him. He is such a gorgeous animal, complete with that intense look in his eye that big cats so often have.

Featured in Wildlife Art Magazine's "Artist's Profiles of 2007" "Nov 2006"

Wildlife Art Magazine's featured Artist of 2007
Spotted Towhee

First Place : Gold Medal

San Dimas 11th annual art festival. For the painting: Spotted Towhee.



Featured in the Ventura County Star.

Featured Artist in Ventura County Star

Wildlife drew him into his creativity.

Ventura painter of three years has met success.

Although he wasn't thinking about doing artwork when he started working in construction, one thing David James Cannon always made sure of was that he didn't injure his hands.

"It was always in the back of my mind, even before I started painting." Cannon said. "I guess I always thought my hands were intended for greater things."

He has been painting only about three years but the thirty year old Ventura artist wa a finalist in the animal category in the Artist's Magazine's 2006 art competition and won a first place award in the Thousand Oaks Art Association Juried Show last fall.

"It was pretty cool," he said of the TOAA prize. "I didn't find out until the award ceremony. The gas guage on my tahoe broke and I ran out of gas and got there 10 minutes before the end of show," he said. "I was pretty happy when I saw the ribbon. It's really the first contest I have been in."

His focus and passion is wild animals: lions, tigers, leopards, cheetahs, and elephants.

"ever since I was a little kid I liked wildlife, but I've only been painting it for a little over a year," the self taught artist said.

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