Nicole E O Little
I am a Toronto based multi-media artist. For many years, I built my skills as a traditional portrait artist. My world and my work were dramatically impacted by a violent and frightening relationship.
When my sketchbooks was ripped up and treasured personal drawings destroyed, I processed the abuse by investing artistic materials and skills into “worthless” and discarded paper. I began creating works on free subway maps and unpicked lotto tickets.
Now, happy and healthy, I continue to explore and value underappreciated materials. From elevated doodles and children’s drawings to contemplative transit portraits, much of my work is a celebration of the mundane. My mixed media pieces in particular often combine cynicism and idealism.