Angela King Powers has been painting her whole life. She grew up on 200 acres of blackberries and woods in Middle Tennessee...Leipers Fork. Her first medium: polk berries on paper. The country life was and still is great inspiration.
After graduating from Middle Tennessee State University Angela began her creatitve career of painting and selling childrens clothing at art fairs and to boutiques followed by mural painting and pet portraits. In 2003 Angela, John and their three kids moved to New Albany, Ohio where Angela started and ran art camps and an art school...Purple Dog Art Studio. With over 100 students attending each week little time was left for personal painting. After selling Purple Dog in 2012, and her youngest off to college, Angela's art blossomed. She now devotes all of her time to art and travel.
While running Purple Dog Angela studied art at Columbus College of Art and Design and participated in many workshops with well known artists in the states as well as in France and Italy. Her art has been influenced by many: Modigliani, Picasso, Cezanne, Degas, Monet...all of the impressionists and their movement. Angela's work is very loose and "painterly".
Angela just completed an intensive portrait and figure painting course at the Florence Acadamy of Art in Italy. She spent that past couple of years focusing on the human figure and portraits. She is now working only primarily landscapes and planning for the 2015 workshops in France and Italy.
Why do I paint?
I love it. I love life...... traveling, meeting new people, learning about art, birds, photography, shopping in Paris, and my Havanese Walter. I love a creek, flea markets, a rainbow, sunsets at the beach, city walks and country life. I am very blessed. My glass is not only half full but overflowing. I hope to bring that joy and positive attitude to all I meet and all that view my art. It is my goal to have you see the beauty in the world as I see it.
After living in New Albany, Ohio for ten years, we are back "home" in Brentwood, Tennessee with our Havanese puppy, Walter. There's no place like home!
My greatest art moments:
-Painting the landscape in Tuscany, Italy.
-A day at Giverny- Monet's Garden and family home near Paris.
-Every day at Purple Dog Art Studio making art with my students. I love children's art.
-Watercolor painting with impoverished fourth graders in Stellenbosch, South Africa and seeing their beautiful smiles.