Clive Powsey

Clive Powsey

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  Artist: Clive Powsey
 Live in: Cumberland, BC, Canada
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Clive Powsey Artist Bio:

I currently produce watercolour paintings that are generally landscapes fromf Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, and drawings and hand pulled (original) prints that are generally figurative and philisophical. Born in Ashford, Kent, U.K., 1958, and studied drawing, painting and printmaking at The Ontario College of Art, spending the fourth and final year in an off-campus program in Florence, Italy. I've exhibited regularly in public and commercial galleries since 1981. Group exhibitions include International Waters (1991) with members of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, the American Watercolour Society, and The Royal Watercolour Society. The show travelled to Toronto, New York and London. My watercolours have also won awards, including the D.L. Stevenson Award for Excellence (2009) at the CSPWC annual Open Waters exhibition, and Best Watercolour (1999) at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. I have worked in animated film and television from 1985 to 2014 with screen credits as an art director and background artist. I have taught drawing and painting courses at the Ontario College of Art (1988-92), now OCADU, and background painting at Max the Mutt Animation School (1999-2003) in Toronto. Currently I do some instruction of drawing and rendering in Continuing Education at North Island College on Vancouver Island. My recent watercolour paintings are primarily landscapes from Vancouver Island and the west coast of British Columbia. This is a landscape of complex terrain where aircraft disappear off the radar, ships founder, hikers disappear without a trace -- man-eating landscape that transfixes as it repels. ‘In my landscape paintings I want the feeling of mystery, of depth, of revealed distant domains in which, should you venture to them, you risk being smitten by unknown forces. ’ My printmaking is built on a foundation of hard-earned drawing skills. These are original, not digitally produced prints; they are hand inked, wiped and pulled by the artist. ‘I would like my prints to be seen as things of skill and beauty that also communicate some of the dark realizations that being a human observer entails.'