The Studio of Jesse Powell

Categories: 2016 September-October Issue, Landscape, Oil, and Powell, Jesse.

Last spring, California artist Jesse Powell moved his studio from Cannery Row to the Barnyard. Yes, you read that right. But, it’s not exactly what you might think. He spent eight years in a studio in the historic American Tin Cannery Building on Cannery Row in Monterey, California. That studio looked out on the Pacific Ocean from the third floor of the former home of one of the sardine canneries that had sprouted up during the 1920s and 1930s. The 12-foot-tall windows let in plenty of natural light, and the view was spectacular, but when a space opened up in the Barnyard, Powell was all over it.

Now the Barnyard isn’t really what that name implies either. It’s a chic collection of upscale shops, restaurants, and art studios located on the Monterey Peninsula in Carmel, California.

Jesse Powell (California)

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