David Little began his art career in NYC inspired by lyrical Surrealism and Chinese Calligraphy before moving to Maine in1988 and focusing in on “plein air” impressionist landscape painting. He then sidestepped his art career to become an author in 2013 and co-authored three Maine art books with his brother Carl.
In March of 2020 at the start of the pandemic lockdown, Little read an article in the NYT, “Reader’s Ideas for Finding Community and Cheer at Home.” One of the reader’s “tips for finding everyday joys” made Little want to revisit his early style and passion for creating abstract shapes floating in space and experimenting with mixed media. The results of this re-set, including new paintings, collages, and nature photographs are on view at the Merrill Library. David currently lives in Portland with his wife Mikki and maintains a studio there.
With free time, the artist has discovered a re-set of his earlier work!
Special thanks to Marianne Swan, Merrill Memorial Library volunteer; Regan Bell at Maine Photo Works; and Beth Newman & Lee Foster at Yarmouth Frame & Gallery.