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Thomas McKenzie Little - Shreveport, Louisiana

Thomas McKenzie Little My recent artwork is all about my hometown of Shreveport, Louisiana. I make quick sketches to document the colors, music, and energy of the next great city of the South. I tend to avoid the more trite symbols associated with our state (magnolias, swamps, fleur de lis, football, etc.) to create work that more accurately reflects our unique Southern culture.

I also specialize in a type of mural painting called trompe l'oeil (fools the eye). I've always been fascinated with the concept of creating a 3-dimensional image on a flat surface. Much of my art, especially my murals, reflects this theme.

In 2007, I began teaching with the Talented Arts Program (TAP), a program that teaches advanced art projects to gifted and talented students in Louisiana's public schools.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) 2004 - Harding University- Searcy, Arkansas.

Master of Fine Art (M.F.A.) 2011 - Art Institute of Boston- Boston, Massachusetts.

ThomasMLittle@gmail.com