John Powell was born in 1930 and currently lives with his wife in Santa Barbara, California. At an early age, John had a passion to travel, which lead him to various countries where he found inspiration.
While in Mexico, John enrolled in the Mexico City College, to learn from its excellent art department. The influence of the primitive arts of Mexico would be forever expressed in Powellês paintings. As well as the beautiful, exotic land in Japan, created aspirations of capturing vivid colors in his compositions.