Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty – Damariscotta – to host a Holiday Open House featuring Artist David Little on December 13, 2013
Damariscotta (December 9, 2013)— Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty is hosting a Holiday Open House at 170 Main Street on Friday, December 13th, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.
As 2013 draws towards a close, the Damariscotta office of Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty and its agents, Joane Tait, Connie Moss, Miles Geisler, Muffy Myles, Tom Field, and Kathy Leeman, want to express their thanks to the community for the support and enthusiasm they received! They are eager to welcome all to a Holiday Open House. Please join them for wine, hors d’oeuvres, and good hospitality! Featured in the festivities will be the art work of David Little who will join us for this event.
About the Artist
David Little is no stranger to the Maine Art Scene. Early in his career he discovered his love of art and obtained a BA in Art from Southampton College and an MA and MFA from the University of Iowa. By 1980 his uncle, William Kienbusch, had passed away and left his place on Cranberry Island to he and his brother, Carl Little. By September of that year, David was painting his first crude landscapes on the island. The following summers of 1981 and 1982 he attended the Skowhegan School, deepened his love of Maine, and started to paint from the landscape en plein air. By 1988 he and his wife, Mikki, had moved to Portland. 1998 found him on Monhegan Island with a fellowship at the Carina House. From there he had many painting trips to all parts of Maine and wonderful solo and group shows.
Perhaps the place in Maine the draws his heart the deepest is Mt. Katahdin and the lands around Katahdin Lake. Beginning in 2006, David embarked on a journey that has led to his monumental book entitled “The Art of Katahdin.” In it he writes “Every time, the mountain draws me in, as painter, as visitor, as kin.” So, too, it drew in the likes of Frederick Church, Marsden Hartley, James Fitzgerald, Maurice “Jake” Day, and countless other artists. This has become known as the “Katahdin Tradition.” Telling the story of these artists became a passion of David’s as he pursued his research and chased the threads of history. He himself joined the ranks of the contemporary artists endeavoring to capture the mystique on canvas that they felt in their hearts. All in all, his efforts have culminated in a book that is both professional and beautiful.