Artist Holly Powell is originally
from Southern Rhode Island. She attended the Art Institute of
Boston in Boston, Massachusetts and then traveled for several
years to Florida, Israel and Jamaica. In 1995 Holly settled in
Southern Connecticut with her Jamaican husband Bruce, who is
an amazing furniture and cabinetmaker. She has two bubbly teenage
daughters, Niyoka and Lateasha.
After years of working hard to
create a foundation, her family was established.
In 2000, Holly and Bruce opened A.B.
Powell Gallery in Stonington,
Connecticut. The gallery features Holly’s fine art,
floor cloths, painted furniture and Bruce’s hardwood
Coastal living and Holly’s deep love
of nature influence her artwork. She is attracted to the
and the ocean. Owning a fine art and crafts gallery has given
Holly a great perspective of decorative design. Creating
balance with symmetry, color and subject matter is part of
Over the years Holly has sold many pieces of
artwork through her gallery as well as commissioned work.
at the Surtex show in NYC to gain more knowledge about
the print and licensing market. She enjoys working on projects
to achieve their vision. “As an artist, I hope to
produce art that inspires and comforts the viewer.”