About the Artist

Biography

Jesse Powell - Biography

 

 

 Jesse Powell was born in 1977 in Los Angeles, California. He has lived most of his life on the California coast, where he has developed a deep attachment and respect for a rapidly disappearing natural landscape. A third generation artist, Jesse’s love for art stemmed at an early age, mostly from the influence of his father,  artist John Powell. He now resides in Carmel, Ca. 

Jesse graduated from the University of Puget Sound with a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree in painting and drawing, and went on to study Russian Impressionism in the Republic of Georgia under the tutelage of Nicholai Dubovik, Ilya Yatsenko, and John Wurdeman. His education  continued with numerous trips to the Scottsdale Artist School to study with painters such as Matt Smith, George Strickland, and Kenn Backhaus, among others.

Jesse's paintings have been exhibited in  numerous solo and group exhibitions, including shows at  The Laguna Art Museum, The Pasadena Museum of California History, The Pasadena Museum of California Art, and The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and the Autry National Center.    He is an artist member of the Oil Painters of America and the American Impressionist Society and a  Signature Member of the California Art Club and the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association.

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Select Exhibitions and Awards

 

 

Publications

Dec 2013

Feature Article " My World'

Southwest Art Magazine

 

June 2013

Feature Article 

Art of the West Magazine

 

April, 2011

California Light

paintings of the California Art Club

 

April 2011

Southwest Art

California Art Club Gold Medal Show

 

Sept 2007
Feature Article
Southwest Art Magazine

2006   
"A California Womans Story, Joan Irvine Smith"   
Book Printed by The Irvine Museum


September, 2005
Feature Article
"American Art Collector" Magazine

August, 2004
Feature: “21 under 31” Young Artists to Collect Now
Southwest Art Magazine
September 2004 Issue

Exhibitions and Awards

 

2nd place winner

Plein Air Magazine's 2012 Plein Air Salon

 

Western Rendezvous of Art

Guest Artist 2012

 

June 2012

Group Exibition of Contemporary Artists

George Stern Fine Arts

West Hollywood, Ca

 

April 2012, 2014

California Art Club Gold Medal Exhibition

Autry National Center, Los Angeles CA

 

Feb 2012

American Impressionist Society

National Juried Exhibition

Carmel, Ca

 

 

Boldbrush Painting Competition

 June 2011 - Best in Show

Jan 2012 - 2nd place

August 2009, July 2009, April 2009, may 2010, sept 2010, april 2012 - finalist

 

Raymar Art Competition

april 2011, june 2011, may 2012- finalist

 

April 2011

Irvine Museum Award

100th Annual Gold Medal Show

California Art Club

Pasadena Museum of California Art

 

July 2010

Solo Exhibition

George Stern Fine Arts

Carmel, Ca

 

May, 2010

California Art Club Gold Medal Exhibition

Pasadena Museum Of California Art

 

February 2010
Glenna Hartman Invitational Art Show
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History


April 2009
California Art Club Gold Medal Exhibition
Pasadena Museum Of California Art

July 2008
Solo Exhibition   George Stern Fine Art

January 2008
Group Exhibition

Pasadena Museum of California History

March 2007
Solo Exhibition  Michael Hollis Fine Art

Feb 2007
2nd place
LPAPA miniatures show
Laguna Beach Ca

Sept 2006
Heritage Art Show and Sale
winner of "Joan Irvine Smith Environmental Prize"

Oct 2006
Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational
Laguna Art Museum


March 2006
Spring Showcase
Michael Hollis Fine Art

February 2006
Honarable Mention 
LPAPA "Best of Plein Air Show"

February, 2005
Honorable Mention
Laguna Plein Air Painter’s Association “Best of Plein Air” Show
Laguna Beach, California

October 2005
One-man Exhibition
Michael Hollis Fine Art

September, 2004
Honorable Mention
Crystal Cove Alliance Invitational Exhibition
Crystal cove, California


July, 2004
6th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational
Laguna beach Museum of art, California

May, 2004
Honorable Mention
Laguna Plein Air Painter’s Association Member’s Show
Laguna Beach, California

July, 2003
First Prize
1st Annual Crystal Cove Alliance Invitational Exhibition
Crystal Cove, California
*work becomes first in Alliance’s Private collection

July, 2003
5th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational
Laguna Beach Museum of Art, California

May, 2003
First Prize 
Laguna Plein Air Painters Association Member’s Show
Laguna Beach, California

August, 2002
Exhibition: Jesse Powell and John Powell
The Nassau Gallery
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

April, 2002
One-Man Exhibition
The Hanging Tree Gallery 
Palos Verdes, California

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