Considered one of Huntsville’s premiere events, the Huntsville Museum of Art’s Annual Gala is a tangible force aiding the Museum in its effort to bring people and art together. The 2023 Gala Art Exhibition will be on display leading up to the event. This year’s featured artist is Lesley Powell.

Lesley Powell, Draped, oil, 19 x 10 in.

Lesley Powell, Tall Hydrangea, oil, 17 x 11

Lesley Powell finds inspiration in translating her own perception of a scene into a painting that calls forth a viewer’s individual response. 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, conveying them with simple but interesting shapes.

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.