Author Archives: Southwest Art

Jesse Powell at his art studio in Monterey, CA

Artists’ Studios | Jesse Powell

A VISIT WITH JESSE POWELL AT HIS STUDIO IN MONTEREY, CA | "My studio is located in the historic American Tin Cannery building on Cannery Row," Powell says. "The studio sits on the third floor facing the Pacific Ocean and has 20-foot-high ceilings, the original 12-foot-tall windows, and the original brick walls."

Shirley Gipson, Embroidered Treasure, oil, 18 x 18.

Emerging Artists | Shirley Gipson

When Shirley Gipson looks at items that others might consider junk, she sees something more—a sense of life in the inanimate, whether it’s an old milk pitcher or a tattered jack-in-the-box toy. The Texas-based still-life artist says she relishes using objects in her tableaux that were once treasured during a bygone era.