Lesley Powell

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Lesley Powell - Shades of Pale
Lesley Powell - Shades of Pale $1,000.00
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Lesley Powell - Orchid in Blue and White Cache Pot
Lesley Powell - Orchid in Blue and White Cache Pot $1,050.00
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Lesley Powell - Harbingers of Spring
Lesley Powell - Harbingers of Spring $575.00
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Lesley Powell - Five Stems in Footed Vase
Lesley Powell - Five Stems in Footed Vase $1,350.00
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Lesley Powell - Tree Silhouettes, Hazy Morning
Lesley Powell - Tree Silhouettes, Hazy Morning Sold - $0.00
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Lesley Powell - Van Gogh Fields
Lesley Powell - Van Gogh Fields $300.00
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Lesley Powell - Fields and Farmhouses
Lesley Powell - Fields and Farmhouses $400.00
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Lesley Powell - Goult Fields
Lesley Powell - Goult Fields Sold - $0.00
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Lesley Powell - Crossing the Seine
Lesley Powell - Crossing the Seine $1,400.00
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Lesley Powell - Pont Neuf, Toward Place Dauphine
Lesley Powell - Pont Neuf, Toward Place Dauphine $1,400.00
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Lesley Powell - Distant Pantheon
Lesley Powell - Distant Pantheon $2,100.00
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Lesley Powell - Notre Dame at First Light
Lesley Powell - Notre Dame at First Light $2,400.00
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Lesley Powell - In the Pink
Lesley Powell - In the Pink $1,200.00
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Lesley Powell - Three Blossoms over Blue and White
Lesley Powell - Three Blossoms over Blue and White Sold - $0.00
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Lesley Powell - Cascading Blossoms
Lesley Powell - Cascading Blossoms Sold - $0.00
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Lesley Powell - Deux Iles I
Lesley Powell - Deux Iles I Sold - $0.00
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Lesley Powell - Toward the Grand Palais
Lesley Powell - Toward the Grand Palais Sold - $0.00
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Lesley Powell - Across Pont des Invalides
Lesley Powell - Across Pont des Invalides Sold - $0.00
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Lesley Powell - Pont des Invalides
Lesley Powell - Pont des Invalides Sold - $0.00
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Lesley Powell - Toward Notre Dame
Lesley Powell - Toward Notre Dame Sold - $0.00
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Lesley Powell - Ready to Harvest
Lesley Powell - Ready to Harvest Sold - $0.00
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Lesley Powell - Paris Reverie
Lesley Powell - Paris Reverie Sold - $0.00
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Lesley Powell - Along the Seine
Lesley Powell - Along the Seine Sold - $0.00
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Lesley Powell - Notre Dame, Apse
Lesley Powell - Notre Dame, Apse Sold - $0.00
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Lesley Powell - Patina
Lesley Powell - Patina Sold - $0.00
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Lesley Powell - Teapot, Creamer and Lemons
Lesley Powell - Teapot, Creamer and Lemons Sold - $0.00
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Lesley Powell - Gateway to the Garden
Lesley Powell - Gateway to the Garden Sold - $0.00
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Lesley Powell - Garden Entry
Lesley Powell - Garden Entry Sold - $0.00
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Lesley Powell - Pont Saint-Michel, Morning
Lesley Powell - Pont Saint-Michel, Morning Sold - $1,000.00
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About the artist

Lesley Powell paints in oils with a classical approach to composition and color, but she has a point of view that is fresh and contemporary. Whenever possible, she prefers to paint from life. She often paints on location, composes still lifes in her studio, or works with models. Lesley also enjoys painting interiors. She is inspired by rooms from her own home, as well as by historical homes and museums.  Lesley says, “Working from life allows me to see forms without distortion. It also enables me to discern color more truly, and to capture the light and shadow that animate a subject.”

Lesley loves to travel, and her paints and easel always accompany her. She likes to complete small plein air studies on location, which she brings home to her studio as the basis for larger works. The plein air studies, together with reference notes, sketches and photos taken on location, are tools that help her create successful larger works. She says that she challenges herself to preserve the freshness and liveliness of her field sketches when she translates them into larger works in the studio. This approach brings a sense of directness and immediacy to Lesley’s work.

France and Italy are particular sources of inspiration for Lesley. She is drawn to their bucolic villages, as well as to their cosmopolitan cities such as Paris and Venice. European architecture, terrain, people and daily customs are expressed  in many of Lesley’s paintings.

Lesley has studied at workshops with plein air painting master Kevin Macpherson, as well as with California plein air artists Ken Auster and Peggi Kroll Roberts. She has also participated in workshops with noted artist Maggie Siner.