Shelby Little

Artist + Shelby Little

I'm a painter from New Orleans living in Athens, Georgia. I graduated from the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts in 2009. After studying at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston for a year and spending an exchange semester at Queens College in New York, I returned home where I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of New Orleans in 2014. 

I create to explore my spirituality and process the world around me. I like to think of my practice as a productive form of play, making pieces that I want to see, paint, and wear. I’m drawn to bold colors and sharp contrast. I use a variety of materials, including colored pencils, watercolors, gold leaf, and oil paint, to create work that is vibrant and textural.

The otherworldly quality of my pieces gives them a feeling of cheerfulness with an underlying darkness. They have an inherent narrative that unfolds throughout the painting process. As I paint, I weave together inspiration from memories, dreams, and ancient mythology, letting my characters reveal themselves at their own pace.


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Scene from 'Alligator' (1980)
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Connie Kittok
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Jessica Strahan JHand Paints
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Anya Lincoln
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Catherine Walker
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Gabrielle Tolliver
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Drew Cooke
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Brent Houzenga
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Hayley Roussel Painting
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Hayley Roussel
Clouds Uplifting
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Daryl D. Johnson
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Mary Singleton
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Emily Pullin Painting
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Spencer Schulz Painting
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Spencer Schulz
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Virginia Candler Painting
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Virginia Candler
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Jacques Soulas
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Max Bernardi
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Painting
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Nancy Lassen
St. Patricks Day
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Charles Hoffacker
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Ember Soberman
Awaken I
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Matt Litchliter
Ascension Original Framed Painting
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Painting
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Nancy Wolfe Kimberly
Wild Ferns, No 1
Rebecca Birtel Madura Painting
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Rebecca Birtel Madura
Serenity
Anne McLeod Painting
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Anne McLeod
Saint of Lost Causes
Sean Randall Painting
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Sean Randall
Song Trails
Nicole Ockmond Painting
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Nicole Ockmond
Get the Shot! (Nutria)
Michael Slage Painting
HOUMA
Michael Slage
Street Parade II
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JEFFERSON
Ayodele Owolabi
"Bailey"
Brett Henderson Painting
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Brett Henderson
Irish Channel, framed
Josie Azuma Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Josie Azuma
Days Like This II
Cierra English Painting
BATON ROUGE
Cierra English
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