Friday, September 18, 2009

Kawartha One, by Clive Powsey

The stillness of autum descends on the reflective waters of the Kawartha Region of Ontario.

When I first went into Peer Christensen's Gallery in Peterborough, Ontario, I found myself standing transfixed in front of one of Clive Powsey's works. I would have eagerly taken one home, but my many years of collecting art have caught up to me.

Here we find a Clive Powsey interpretation of the part of Canada where I live. I prowl the lakeshores and rivers at home, in search of the perfect scene to paint. But, Kawartha One, tells me that there is no need to search relentlessly for the beauty that unfolds around me. Its all right there.

Here in typical Clive fashion, we find richness and depth of colour. We find boldness in the evergreens and we find the contrasting beauty of a shoreline of autumn evergreens. Clive creates a mood of tranquility with his long lakeshore and the stillness of water. The sky goes about its daily business without the interruption of wind blown clouds. The viewer gets the impression that time is held in suspension and that nothing much has changed since the beginning of time.

Its hard to know where to begin to describe Clive. His personal biography is rich with his many accomplishments. I will expand on this in a forthcoming blog.

Expect more future paintings from these Courteney, BC area artists.

1 comment:

  1. Powsey? Clive Powsey? He's a magic man! Courtenay...


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