Bon Temps Studio
233 Weezie Loop
Gamaliel, AR 72537
Directions: From the east end of AR62/412 (bypass) in Mountain Home, travel on AR62/412 east (toward Lake Norfork), 4.2 miles. Turn left (north) onto AR101. Drive almost exactly 10 miles, through the town of Gamaliel, and turn right onto Creole Place (a dirt road). Turn at the first right onto Weezie Loop to the 3rd house on the right. The studios are in the smaller cabin across the street on the left. Park along Weezie Loop.
Art has woven itself throughout the life of Kevin Powell and into the present day. Inspired by the natural beauty of her surroundings in south Louisiana, Powell began painting with watercolor many years ago but it did not become a passion until adulthood.
In addition to watercolor, Powell loves to create “unique” artwork with encaustic painting. “I adore the process of melting beeswax, adding oil pigments, and applying the paint to the board,” Powell says, “and there is something really exciting about ‘painting’ with a blowtorch!”
Powell has attended many workshops over the years, including the honor of being trained by a prominent encaustic artist in Santa Fe, NM this past year. Currently, she lives a cozy life with her family in Gamaliel.
Powell’s artwork can be found in several private collections around the country, as well as in her “Bon Temps Studio” located in the beautiful Ozarks.