Cannon Dill

Cannon Dill (b. 1991) is a painter that lives and works in Los Angeles, California. Cannon Dill’s textured paintings depict animals and everyday scenes in a faux-naïf style. Raised in the Bay Area, Dill began making work that included street art and posters for the Occupy movement, illustrated in a fine-line style. He was included in politically themed group exhibitions at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and the Museum of Modern Art (both 2012). Dill focused on painting later in the 2010s, describing his bold, graphic technique as dragging the brush over the canvas. His process results in playful, painterly works dominated by olive green, lemony yellow, and umber. Dill cites influences such as the Mission School (a movement that includes Margaret Kilgallen and Barry McGee), Primitive and folk art, and furniture design.