Sunday, September 20, 2009

Meet Clive Powsey: Background Bio

Cliff: Towards Castle Craig

Clive studied drawing, painting and printmaking at the Ontario College of Art, graduating in 1980, and began exhibiting, primarily watercolour, in 1981.

Group exhibits include International Waters (1991), a joint exhibition of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, the American Watercolour Society, and the Royal Watercolour Society. Paintings are in the collection of IBM Canada, McCain Foods, HSBC Asset Management, Trent University, the Fulcrum North collection, Providence Health Care, and Gibralter Solutions, among others. In 1999 he received 'Best Watercolour' at The Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition.

Although an artist by occupation, Clive has occasionally instructed courses at art institutions, vocational schools, continuing education programs, and gallery programs including The Ontario College of Art, Malaspina College's continuing education program and Max the Mutt Animation School.

He also worked for many years in the animation industry for companies and clients including Disney and Nelvana as an art director, background supervisor, stylist and painter for theatrical release features, direct to video features, television specials, television series and advertising.

Clive is a member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour and lives and paints in the Comox Valley, British Columbia, Canada


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