Artwork by John Cannon

Having a pet with cancer or another devastating disease can leave pet owners at a loss  of what to do. Thanks to advances in veterinary medicine over the past several years, the quality of care has improved remarkably and more treatment options are available. Unfortunately, many of these options are costly and most pet families do not carry health insurance for veterinary care. The challenge to provide financial assistance for pets from families without resources can be overwhelming. That’s where Frankie’s Friends comes in.

Frankie’s Friend by John Cannon

Frankie’s Friends has partnered up with artist John Cannon, to raise awareness of the devastating impact that diseases have on pets and their families.

John was inspired by  our organization to paint this specific portrait, he named it Frankie’s Friend. This piece, along with several other pet portraits and artwork will be on display throughout summer at BluePearl Veterinary Partners pet hospital located in Brentwood, Tennessee. Thirty percent of the artwork proceeds will be donated to Frankie’s Friends. There will also be 8×10″ and full size prints available, with proceeds going to Frankie’s Friends.

Kristy Hemp standing next to Frankie’s Friend by John Cannon

“We’re thrilled to have John on board with Frankie’s Friends to help give hope to Tennessee families and save the lives of their pets,” said Kristy Hemp, development director for Frankie’s Friends of Tennessee. “His pet paintings capture those lovable personalities that we just can’t live without.”

For his part, John is excited to be able to help this wonderful organization. He currently has three cats and a dog, though he recently lost one of his long time canine companions.

“The bond between a person and a pet is something special and unique in this world,” John said. “I love being able to make paintings that capture the spirit and character of a pet for that pet’s family. Being able to create that art and financially support an organization such as Frankie’s Friends is a fantastic blessing.”

The paintings look fabulous in the hospital. If you are in the area, come check them out!

 

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Olive by John Cannon

This portrait is of Olive. If you are wondering why her eyes look unusual, it is because Olive was abused. Her eyes gouged out. She was also shot with pellets and was then left to die. Luckily, someone found her and brought her to a Veterinary hospital, another human at the hospital adopted Olive and got her treated back to life. Olive’s new owner gave her a wonderful home and for four and a half years. Mr. Cannon comments, “despite all she had been through, you can tell that Olive [...]

Buddy by John Cannon

Buddy is John’s companion, whom he lost three months ago. Mr. Cannon explains, “I’ve got him filled in with the necessary lights and darks to get his shape. He had a lot of fur, so that is rather impressionistic, and does depict how he looked. He was a true canine angel, and I’ve tried my very best to capture a bit of his ‘doganality.’ I hope I’ve done him justice.”

Bandit and Copper by John Cannon

This is Bandit and Copper by artist John Cannon. This piece, along with several other pet portraits and artwork will be on display throughout summer at BluePearl Veterinary Partners pet hospital located in Brentwood, Tennessee. Thirty percent of the artwork proceeds will be donated to Frankie’s Friends. There will also be 8×10″ and full size prints available, with proceeds going to Frankie’s Friends.

Ella by John Cannon

  This is Ella by John Cannon. This piece, along with several other pet portraits and artwork will be on display throughout summer at BluePearl Veterinary Partners pet hospital located in Brentwood, Tennessee. Thirty percent of the artwork proceeds will be donated to Frankie’s Friends. There will also be 8×10″ and full size prints available, with proceeds going to Frankie’s Friends.

Buffy by John Cannon

  This portrait is of Buffy. John painted this pet portrait for a friend of Frankie’s Friends. Mr. Cannon explains, “This dog has been blessed with very nice owners. In fact, her owners have six dogs, she lives in a great home, she gets (and gives) a lot of love. This was a cute puppy pose of the little girl asleep, and I think I captured her sweetness. I love painting puppies (and cats, too)!”

Frankie’s Friend by John Cannon

John was inspired by our organization to paint this specific portrait, he named it Frankie’s Friend. This piece, along with several other pet portraits and artwork will be on display throughout summer at BluePearl Veterinary Partners animal hospital located in Brentwood, Tennesse.                        

Artist John Cannon’s portraits help Frankie’s Friends help pet owners

Combination of art, charity covers owners’ bills FRANKLIN — Fine artist John Cannon, whose studio/gallery is located in The Factory at Franklin, is teaming up with Brentwood’s Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners and a nonprofit organization, Frankie’s Friends, to help save pets’ lives. The purchase of commissioned pet portraits, as well as the artist’s current show at Blue Pearl, along with selected pieces at his Franklin gallery, will result in 30 percent of sales going to Frankie’s Friends, which offers assistance to people who are suddenly faced with unexpected pet crises [...]

Frankie’s Friends and Artist John Cannon: Pets are Family

Tuesday, June, 12 – Another article has been posted about Nashville’s local artist John Cannon teaming up with Frankie’s Friends. Check it out here!

Frankie’s Friends And Artist Team Up For Pets

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – June 4, 2012 – Local artist John Cannon and Frankie’s Friends, a nonprofit that provides emergency and specialty care for pets with cancers and other diseases, are working together to raise awareness of the devastating impact that these diseases have on pets and their families. Cannon’s paintings of pet portraits and other artwork will be on display throughout the summer at BluePearl Veterinary Partners pet hospital located at 1668 Mallory Lane in Brentwood. Thirty percent of the artwork sale proceeds will be donated to Frankie’s Friends. Cannon [...]