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Artist Olivia Pinion-Powell


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Biography



Olivia Pinion Powell is an award-winning artist whose oil paintings reflect the influence of the 17th century Dutch school.  Her use of dramatic, single source lighting sets the mood in her still life paintings which are rich in color, form and texture.  The thoughtful arrangement of her chosen objects combine these elements into an artistic statement expressing her response to the beauty and meaning of her subject.

Her lifelong interest in Native American people has served as a catalyst in her choice of much of her subject matter.  "The pottery and textiles are so beautiful that I cannot resist using them in my paintings whenever possible," she says.  "I often use historic pottery in a classical setting with silk or lace, because its beauty is timeless."

Since earning her B.A. in art and drama, she has studied with a number of excellent teachers.  Her portrait commissions have included Lee Iacocca, former head of Chrysler Corporation.  Her paintings have appeared in such publications as Art of the West, the Santa Fean, and Southwest Art.  She has participated in numerous group and two-person shows.  She also teaches private classes.

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