Lesley A. Powell has been as 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. Her paintings have been shown at Art Tour in the Catskills, the Arts Students League and the National Academy of the Arts.
As her mother tells it, Lesley Powell decided not to talk until she was three years old. She did however have an inexhaustible curiosity about the visual world around her. It was indicative of the years to come her fascination with the visual and her desire to communicate by nonverbal means permeates her work to this day
Most of Lesley Powell’s training has its roots in the teaching a Rudolf Laban and German expressionists. Laban’s theories about space and it’s relationship to architecture help solidified her own thinking. Lesley’s art deals with the ability to expressively change the space whether it be the stage or the painting.