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.
Born and raised in south Louisiana, but now living in the beautiful Ozarks of Arkansas, Dave Powell has always loved nature and natural landscapes.
Upon retirement in 2011, and with the encouragement of his artist wife, Dave attended a scratchboard workshop at Hill Country Art Gallery in Mountain Home. He had no prior training in any form of art, however, he realized he had an aptitude for this medium and discovered a true passion for art.
In 2014, Dave attended a pastel workshop at the Florence Thomas Art School in North Carolina, and a workshop at the Eureka Springs School of Art later that year.
Dave enjoys creating pastel paintings of mostly landscapes, in particular, mountains, streams, lakes and beautiful skies. His scratchboard drawings focus primarily on animals, with his specialty of creating drawings of customer’s pets, especially dogs and cats.
According to Dave, “finding a beautiful scene of nature and then reproducing that scene as interpreted through my eyes, is one of the most inspiring and enjoyable activities I can imagine. I hope the passion that I feel when creating a piece of art will be felt and enjoyed by others as well.”