Location: 441 Butterfly Road, Morse, LA
Open Saturday, November 23rd, 10am-5pm & Sunday November 24th, 12pm-5pm 2019
Simone Little Fine Art Gallery and Studio
Simone is an artist and teacher. Her studio is nestled in a coastal prairie setting near Bayou Queue de Tortue; featuring her work includes blown glass sculpture, beads and lamp work, paintings, photography, hand painted silks, collage, monoprints, multimedia shadow boxes, and ceramics.
I have happened upon an art form that excites me on a daily basis: fine art photography! My style is varied, from naturally-captured images to manipulated visions that allow my artistic juices to flow. My work is eclectic and sometimes whimsical, but always celebrates the beauty of life.
I have always been fascinated by the coastal marshes, cheniers, and beaches of Louisiana. My oil paintings on canvas are studies in the play of light on objects. I use textures and value contrasts to achieve the images I create.
Over the past 30 years I have built a multitude of items, but I get most excited about doing home decor. Fireplace accents, wall sconces, lighting fixtures, pot racks, chandeliers, and pool table lights to name a few.
I also enjoy doing tractor seat stools and do personal branded board signs. I do commission work and enjoy teaching new students the art of Blacksmithing.
Mike Leger NEW this year
Michael Leger is life long resident of the area. I always had this interest in blacksmithing, and recently fulfilled that interest. Being in the steel fabrication business, I wonder why I didn't start long ago.
Four years ago, there was a smithing demo at a local farmer’s market and craft show. I was hooked and joined the LAMA club. I am enjoying every minute.
I practice the traditional way with coal forges and hand crank blowers, under the instruction of my dear friend and mentor, Jerry Baker.
Although I enjoy the older techniques, there are times when modern tool and equipment are a great aid.
After all this time, I see now how a craft person is passionate about their craft and see sculpture and art in a new light.
My first passion is horses, since I was a child it has been my main focus in life! I have always loved the Western lifestyle.
I was raised on a farm in Southern Saskatchewan (Canada). We were encouraged to learn to do many different things, never to put limits on our abilities or gender!
I have never considered myself an "artsy "person, but working with my soul mate and partner Jerry Baker has made me see that maybe I do have a bit of a creative side. I took a copper jewelry class from Patricia Wynn this summer and found I really enjoyed creating!
I have also enjoyed working on the forge and learning to make some basic items, there are no rules when it comes to using your imagination and creativity.
My Dad & I were self-taught jewelry artists, on mostly homemade equipment. One of my sweetest memories of lapidary and metalsmithing is of my Dad picking up a 'pretty rock' off a gravel road. He took it home, cut it, polished it, and created a piece of jewelry with it for my Mom. Years later, being a 'Diamond Consultant', owning a gemstone company, and being Director of an art gallery, still don't equal that moment. A lifetime spent in the woods and bayous of Southwest Louisiana have given me a deep appreciation for the beauty of nature, and I try to allow that to come out in my art.