Huth, Boeing, Salmon and Haws Galleries
February 4 – March 4, 2023

Lesley Powell, French Kitchen, oil, 12 x 18 in.

The Gala is an important fundraiser for the Huntsville Museum of Art. The Gala Art Exhibition presents over 100 artworks in a range of media and styles, to be auctioned to the highest bidder during the annual Gala event. This year’s featured artist is Lesley Powell. Organized by HMA.

About Lesley Powell:

Lesley Powell, Tall Hydrangea, oil, 17 x 11

Lesley Powell finds inspiration in translating her own perception of a scene into a painting that involves the viewer and calls forth the viewer’s own responses.  Her subjects range from intimate still lifes and interiors to sweeping outdoor vistas. Powell works with a classical approach to color and composition, but her point of view is fresh and contemporary. She eliminates extraneous details and focuses instead on the most compelling aspects of her subject. She uses simple but interesting shapes to convey these aspects. Lesley’s still-life paintings are sensitively observed in the quiet of her studio. Similarly, her landscapes and interiors all originate from firsthand observation and work on location. Larger studio works spring from her in-person studies and sketches.

Lesley Powell lives in Charlotte, NC, but her easel accompanies her on travels far and wide. She has studied on an ongoing basis with internationally acclaimed artist Maggie Siner. Powell is represented by Huff Harrington Fine Art in Atlanta. Her work is also on her website: