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Artist Highlight: Clive Powsey

Clive Powsey

We are so grateful to have an artist like Clive on our team to deliver some pretty awesome workshops, such as Drypoint and Chine Collé in Intaglio Printmaking or Drawing Archetypal Poses. Clive has instructed at the Ontario College of Art, now OCADU, Max the Mutt Animation School in Toronto as well as North Island College. He has also worked in television and film for over 20 years as an Art Director and Background Artist for various productions like Beauty and the Beast and Free Willy to name a couple. Wowza! You have to check out his bio

If there’s anything else you’d like to know about Clive or his work, please don’t be shy – contact us or him directly!

Email: [email protected]

Art related questions:

  1. At what age did you know you were going to become an artist?
    Not convinced I become one, yet.
  2. How long have you been selling your art?
    Since 1980.
  3. What is your favourite medium or technique?
  4. How would you describe your studio/workspace?
    A modest unkempt room.
  5. Where can people purchase your art?
    From me, at art or print fairs, occasional art exhibitions.

Fun questions:

  1. What was your favourite place to travel to?
    Florence, Italy.
  2. What was the best and worst purchases you’ve ever made?
    Property and property.
  3. What’s the dumbest way you’ve been injured?
    Mountain biking, repeatedly.
  4. Do you listen to podcasts and if so, what is your favourite?
    A Sam Harris podcast with guest Robin Hanson who recently wrote The Elephant In The Brain (2018).
  5. What’s one of your nicknames?
    None that I know of.
  6. What’s your favourite cookie?
    My own. Ask me for the recipe.
  7. If someone asked to be your apprentice and learn all that you know, what would you teach them first?
    To observationally draw. To measure angles and proportions, understand projections and perspective grids, describe form with line and with the effect of light and shade, discriminate between the effects of light and shade and local colour, and then embark on a 10,000 hour project using pencil, crayon and brush to achieve mastery of drawing. This could take a disciplined enthusiastic person with aptitude 5-7 years of effort. I would have to inform the apprentice that it took me a hell of a lot longer; indeed I am probably still working on it.

More about Clive…

We encourage you to visit BOTH of Clive’s websites  and to learn more about him and see his portfolio of amazing work. If you are interested in taking a class with Clive, have a look at our upcoming classes.