Archives for Powell, Jesse

The Studio of Jesse Powell

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
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A Driving Devotion

The untamed spray spawned by waves crashing against a rugged shoreline, the quietude of a high mountain lake, a fleeting glow of sunset illuminating a coastal evening, or the rustle of the wind in towering eucalyptus trees—these are the ethereal auras of nature that Jesse Powell brings to life in his alluring oil landscapes. Jesse Powell (California) Spring Bloom, Point Lomos Oil 40″ By 48″ We had a banner year for California poppies a few years ago at Point Lobos. I had never before seen such a beautiful display of wild flowers right on the coast. Jesse Powell (California) Evening
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