Lesley Powell

Lesley Powell - Crossing the Right Bank
Lesley Powell - Crossing the Right Bank
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Lesley Powell - Pont Neuf and Henri IV
Lesley Powell - Pont Neuf and Henri IV
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Lesley Powell - Pont Neuf, Toward Place Dauphine
Lesley Powell - Pont Neuf, Toward Place Dauphine
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Lesley Powell - Orchids, Clustered
Lesley Powell - Orchids, Clustered
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Lesley Powell - Out of the Darkness
Lesley Powell - Out of the Darkness
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Lesley Powell - Morning at Murs
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Lesley Powell - Morning at Murs
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Lesley Powell- Fields Near Ochre Woods
Lesley Powell- Fields Near Ochre Woods
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Lesley Powell - Alley Shadows - please call for more information
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Lesley Powell - Alley Shadows - please call for more information
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Lesley Powell - Wheat and Lavender (Provence Distilled)
Lesley Powell - Wheat and Lavender (Provence Distilled)
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Lesley Powell - St. Hilaire, Mid-Morning
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Lesley Powell - St. Hilaire, Mid-Morning
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Lesley Powell - St. Hilaire
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Lesley Powell - St. Hilaire
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Lesley Powell - Maison Rouge
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Lesley Powell - Maison Rouge
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Lesley Powell - Hydrangea Facing East
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Lesley Powell - Hydrangea Facing West
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Lesley Powell- Fresh Mown Fields
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Lesley Powell - Into the Light
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Lesley Powell - Into the Light
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Lesley Powell - Togetherness (Provence Distilled)
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Lesley Powell - Togetherness (Provence Distilled)
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Lesley Powell - Road Through the Fields (Provence Distilled)
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Lesley Powell - Road Through the Fields (Provence Distilled)
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Lesley Powell - Paris Distilled, Notre Dame Silhouette
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Lesley Powell - Paris Distilled, Notre Dame Silhouette
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Lesley Powell - Shades of Pale
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Lesley Powell - Shades of Pale
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Lesley Powell - Tree Silhouettes, Hazy Morning
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Lesley Powell - Distant Pantheon
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Lesley Powell - Distant Pantheon
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Lesley Powell - Cascading Blossoms
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Lesley Powell - Cascading Blossoms
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Lesley Powell - Deux Iles I
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Lesley Powell - Deux Iles I
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Lesley Powell - Toward the Grand Palais
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Lesley Powell - Toward the Grand Palais
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Lesley Powell - Across Pont des Invalides
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Lesley Powell - Across Pont des Invalides
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Lesley Powell - Pont des Invalides
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Lesley Powell - Toward Notre Dame
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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.