John Cannon is a Nashville native, growing up in East Nashville. He graduated from Belmont College with a BA in English in 1974. From 1975 to 1978, he studied art at the University of Tennessee, Nashville. John left art and returned to literature, earning a Master's Degree in Literature from Middle Tennessee State University in 1980. After a brief stint in education, John entered the Nashville School of Law in 1982. He graduated and was admitted to the Tennessee bar in 1985.
Susanna k Smith has a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Tennessee. For twelve years, she was the Creative Director at a NPR/PBS station in Southwest Florida. In 2015, Susanna returned to her hometown of Nashville, TN where she works as a designer.
Artist StatementJohn’s philosophy of art is straightforward: “Painting, the use of color, value and shading, seems to be the best way of all the arts to convey an emotional image...