Warren Little, one of Alva’s-own, is a retired farmer-rancher who loves the challenge of drawing old men’s faces.
For the Nescatunga Arts Festival, Little has entered items in Oil and Acrylics, Watercolors, Pastel, Mixed Media Graphics/Pen & Ink/Pencil, Photography, Sculpture-Wood with the Fine Arts categories, and in the Handmade Crafts area, he’s entered in Decorative Items and Other.
When visiting many of Alva’s restaurants many of Little’s drawings may be seen. Just look for the napkins with all the drawings on them – many are prominently displayed for all to see, and several go home with the subject of the drawing.
Little has also collaborated on a few murals around Alva. He has contributed work on the “Castle on the Hill” at the Alva Visitor Center on Oklahoma Boulevard and painted the “Airmail Delivery” mural at Cookies Bowl. He also has painted two murals depicting agriculture scenes for the Northwestern Oklahoma State University agriculture department. They are located on the first-floor walls in the Jesse Dunn Building.
Little has opened his own art gallery in downtown Alva, “An Old Man’s Gallery – Art and Photos” at The Bell Hotel, Suite 100. He displays his work of various mediums on the walls while he works at a drawing table nearby, at whatever time and speed he chooses.
Little said anyone who’d like to come by the gallery is welcome, but he’s “Open When I Am Here.” He can be reached for appointments at (580) 430.5989.