Lesley Powell

  • Lesley Powell - Apples XIII
    Lesley Powell - Apples XIII
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  • Lesley Powell - Envy Apple I
    Lesley Powell - Envy Apple I
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  • Lesley Powell - Red Delicious Pair
    Lesley Powell - Red Delicious Pair
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  • Lesley Powell - Backlit
    Lesley Powell - Backlit
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  • Lesley Powell - Topknot
    Lesley Powell - Topknot
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  • Lesley Powell - Luberon Moon
    Lesley Powell - Luberon Moon
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  • Lesley Powell - Reflections on a Teapot
    Lesley Powell - Reflections on a Teapot
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  • Lesley Powell - Tankard and Pears
    Lesley Powell - Tankard and Pears
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  • Lesley Powell - Looking Right
    Lesley Powell - Looking Right
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  • Lesley Powell - Before the Mirror - please call for more information
    Lesley Powell - Before the Mirror - please call for more information
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  • Lesley Powell - Stepping In
    Lesley Powell - Stepping In
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  • Lesley Powell - Cypress, Hazy Morning
    Lesley Powell - Cypress, Hazy Morning
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  • Lesley Powell - Perched
    Lesley Powell - Perched
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  • Lesley Powell - Three Lemons and Creamer
    Lesley Powell - Three Lemons and Creamer
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  • Lesley Powell - Orchid in Full Swing
    Lesley Powell - Orchid in Full Swing
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  • Lesley Powell - Tankard and Fruit
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  • Lesley Powell - Pont des Invalides
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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.