Emily Little grew up in Niceville, Florida and upon graduation, headed to Orlando to complete her undergraduate degree at University of Central Florida. Emily then returned to her alma mater as the art teacher at Niceville High School for four years. In 2020, Emily moved to Miami to complete her master’s degree in art education and worked as a teaching artist at The Bass Museum in Miami Beach. In 2022, Emily moved back to Santa Rosa Beach to work as an art instructor at Ohana Institute and began her own business, The Traveling Painter. Emily started The Traveling Painter as a way to bring painting to people. Beginning first with small commissions or orders, she started to grow her brand into more dynamic directions. From small private painting events, to live paintings, to mural commissions, Emily strives to create wherever she can and provides custom products, events, and orders for whatever occasion.