Oak Island Sunfish Regatta, 8 x 8 inches, oil on canvas panel.
More than 200 local and
203 Racine Drive,
“The First of May”
Acrylic on canvas
40 inches high by
30 inches wide
For Sale By Owner
311 North Front Street,
“My Second Mermaid”
Watercolor original and
archival pigment prints
by Mary Ellen Golden
Large, original, framed Dominican/Haitian painting circa 1997.
42 inches by 31 inches.
Can be inspected by appointment only,
at 7232 Wrightsville Avenue, Ste. D, Wilmington, NC
Contact: Pat Bradford 910-367-1137 or 910-256-5830
rides out to Shackleford Banks to take pictures, and kept them
in the back of my mind even after we left. I felt drawn to them
— they were displaced, and I felt displaced. Those lone, solitary
figures out there were so beautiful and I knew I wanted to paint
The connection Powell felt to the beautiful animals continues
to inspire her art. Her ongoing depictions of them, spurred by
an intensive horse-painting workshop in Colorado, are mostly
portraits of a solitary horse, often on an abstracted surface.
Brightly colored and roughly hewn backgrounds developed on
her characteristically small canvases produce an emotional ten-sion
between wild and intimate, vibrant but contained.
She employs a “broken color” technique in these and other
paintings, breaking up what would be large swaths of color
with heavily individualized brushstrokes. This technique was
originally developed by the Impressionists as a way of depict-ing
light dispersal and, along with Powell’s strategic use of
underpainting, contributes to the emotion and temporal atmo-sphere
of her signature style.