Wendy Little is an artist, musician, and writer based in Los Angeles. Little's influences include Claude Monet, Louise Joséphine Bourgeois, Paul Gauguin, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, HR Giger, and Salvador Dali. She is also a fan of Stephen King, William Castle, Hammer Films, Tim Burton, Vincent Price, Alfred Hitchcock, and Zdzisław Beksiński. Little is presently a Resident Artist at The Hive Gallery in downtown Los Angeles, CA.
Her affection for classic horror films proved beneficial when the Bram Stoker Estate commissioned her to create the artwork for the Bram Stoker Centenary in Dublin, Ireland. She is a Dracula fan, so she especially enjoyed this project. Little is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and Women in Music (WIM Los Angeles).
Little was born and raised in Indiana. She attended the Berklee College of Music, in Boston, MA, where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Professional Music. She plays both the piano and violin. After graduating from Berklee, Little moved to London, England, where she was a studio musician and music journalist. She loved London so much that she made it her home for several years. Her passion for photography truly developed during this time. Little eventually moved back to the States, where she was the operations manager of a symphony orchestra and the promotions director of an award-winning fine arts festival near Chicago.
Little’s artistic vision continues to evolve. She has been interlacing her photography with her paintings to imagine new and unique narratives. Little enjoys the realism of a photograph paired with the ethereal mood created by paint. She prefers viewers to conceptualize their own stories when looking at her artwork. In her free time she can be found volunteering for animal rights organizations.
Little's art has been on exhibit at:
The Hive Gallery - Downtown Los Angeles, CA 2019 - Present
One One Six Two Gallery, Los Angeles, CA May 2018
bG Gallery - Santa Monica, CA 2018
FM Fine Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2018
Gallery 1988: Warner Bros. "IT Art Gallery" Los Angeles, CA 2017
The Keeler Gallery (Grand Rapids, MI)
Memento Mori (Los Angeles, CA)
ArtPrize 8 (Grand Rapids, MI)
Midwest Museum of American Art
ArtPrize 7 (Grand Rapids, MI)
Padnos and Lievense Galleries (Holland Arts Council, MI)
The Timmel Collection and Saugatuck Garden Center for the Arts (Saugatuck, MI)
Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve (MI)
Things Finer (Santa Fe, NM)
Natural Accents (Taos, NM)
Captive Elements Art House (Lewiston, ME)
Colfax Gallery (South Bend, IN)
Circa Arts (South Bend, IN)