ARTISTS > Lesley A. Powell

Bluff Dreaming
24" x 36"
Pond Dering
14" x 18"
36" x 24"
Flowers on Porch
16" x 12"
Run from Inside Out
Oil and collage
18" x 24"

Artist Statement

Lesley A. Powell’s art deals with the ability to expressively describe movement, its emotions and space, whether it was on the stage or now the two dimensional space of the canvas. Working on the canvas is now the stage for movement, line, color, texture and expression. Lesley is intrigued by the movements of the body, stories of juxtapositions of images of people and nature. Blurring the image to capture essence of the movement, the expression of the space on the canvas, nature and color are motivations in her art.

Lesley A. Powell has been an artist all of her life. She was first a dancer, choreographer and now a painter. The love of movement, space, texture, the body, color and nature are major influences on her art. Lesley’s art deals with the ability to expressively change the space, whether it be the stage or the painting.

Her work ranges from paintings about the body, anatomy and movement to the abstraction of landscapes and bodies.  The love of the outdoors is to part of Lesley’s Plein Air Series.  She sometimes uses collages to create a new way of juxtapositioning different images and colors.

She has been active with AMR Artists, a nonprofit organization promoting art in the Catskills through an AMR Open Studio Tours and pop ups. Her work has been presented at shows in the New York area. She just received an honorable mention in a show February 2022 at the Arts Students League. She has presented her work at Longyear Gallery, AMR Artists, Fusion Art, Cooperstown Arts, Arts Students League, Art Intersection, Fusion Art, Las Laguna Art Gallery Xmas Show December 2020 Arts Students League New York, New York, Manhattan Borough President's Office, Westside Arts Coalition and the National Academy of Arts.