Ms. Littleton discovered her interest in art at the age of three. While digging for natural clay in the back yard, she discovered red terracotta and created her first pinch pot. To her parents dismay, she painted her bedroom wall and floor with delight. In her freshman year at Friends School, she was the only student permitted to major in art. The rest of her high school art experience was spent under painter, Wendy Rogers, at Oldfields School. Littleton focused on Art Education and Sculpture Studies while pursuing her degree at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She was accepted into every juried exhibition she entered. Since Ms. Littleton also studied photography while at MICA, she utilized her skills to shoot for the Chesapeake and Baltimore Rugby Clubs. Her images were featured in the Rugby Magazine that was circulated around the world. In addition, she photographed for the Maryland Polo Club and was commissioned for a portrait shot of Nobel Peace Prize winner, Dr. Smith. Since her father had a doctorate degree in teaching, it was natural for Ms. Littleton to follow in his footsteps.
She began teaching after graduating from MICA in the winter of 1993. In 1994 she started instructing for Towson University where she spent three and a half years. After the first year at TU, Ms. Littleton officially started the "Littleton School of Art". She started teaching at the Comminity College of Baltimore County in 1996 and Kreiger Schecter Day School in 1998. She is currently on an excellence of teaching list with CCBC. In 2011 she began instructing for Carroll Community College and Plaza Arts in Towson. While teaching Classical Drawing, Chalk Pastel and Realistic Watercolor for Howard Community College beginning in 2012, in 2014-2015 Ms. Littleton was Awarded the Adjunct Faculty Instructor of the year. She taught workshops for the Hilton Head Art League in South Carolina (2012 & 2013), Plaza Arts and CCC. In 2013 she began teaching Realistic Watercolor for Frederick Community College and Classical Drawing for Morgan State University.
After gaining exceptional skills from prominently known artists as Tylden Streett, Micheal Economos, Lois Hennessey, & Christine Neil, Ms. Littleton has participated in a wide variety of juried and group exhibitions. Since associating with fellow Charcoal Club members, such as, Donald Lee, Ms. Littleton became represented by the Grand Style Gallery of Baltimore. She was commissioned for a children's story book and also a portrait head for the Kelly Collection. In addition, she has presented lectures for groups, such as, the Exchange Club of Baltimore and was juried into the Baltimore Watercolor Society as a Signature artist member in 2010. She has exhibited several times in the Annual Animal Show held at the Schuler School of Fine Arts. Ms. Littleton has won numerious awards for her watercolors including 2nd place for "See Me In All My Glory", 3rd place for "Sometimes It Is So Hard To Let Go" and an Honorable Mention for "See Me Thinking Too". In 2013, her work was featured in the Baltimore Watercolor Society, Mid-Atlantic Exhibition and the San Diego Watercolor Society, 33rd International Show. In 2014 her work hung at the Salmagundi Club on 5th Avenue in New York in the 147th Annual International American Watercolor Society Exhibition. Her work "See Me In All My Glory" has made its second trip to California and is featured in the National Watercolor Society Members Show, in San Pedro in 2015. Her Zebra painting, "See Us In Our Shadows", was accepted into the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society's 37th Juried International Exhibition in 2016 and won the Excellence in Figure award given by James McFarlane, President of the AWS. In addition, in August of 2016, Ms. Littleton, will be hosted by the San Diego Watercolor Society for a two day Workshop and will Judge their watercolor competition.
Ms. Littleton has a wide variety of experiences and skills, from being a curator for CCBC art exhibitions, to serving on the board for the MICA Alumnae Council. When not at her easel or amongst a classroom full of pupils, Ms. Littleton enjoys spending her time tending to her plants and traveling when she can. An active equestrian judge and competitor in Dressage and Show Jumping, she journeys around the mid-atlantic region showing her competition and clients horses. Ms. Littleton enjoys being affectionate, nurturing and doting to her animals. Since these feelings are portrayed in her images, the viewer can especially discern this in the mother and child works. Rendered with unmistakable detail of their textured skin, awkward shapes, and prehistoric appearance, Ms. Littleton has utilized a delicate style to expose the vulnerability of these seemingly imposing creatures.
Littleton School of Art, Baltimore, Maryland