About Lesley A. Powell
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 non-verbal means permeates her work to this day.
Before enrolling in dance classes. Lesley was developing her own little dances in her living room and her backyard in Philadelphia. Every summer her grandfather expanded her creative imagination with his story telling and love of nature. He built treehouses, teepees, rafts and made Indian costumes for dances around the campfire. Throughout her school years Lesley excelled in art.