Clive Powsey was born in Ashford, Kent, UK, in 1958. He studied drawing, painting and printmaking at the Ontario College of Art, spending a fourth and final year in Florence, Italy. He made a living as an exhibiting watercolour painter and from working in animation as a background artist and art director for television series and movies for companies including Nelvana and Disney. He taught at The Ontario College of Art, Toronto, from 1988-92, at Max the Mutt Animation School, Toronto, from 1999-2003, and currently teaches drawing, rendering and design in the Metal Jewelry Design Program at North Island College, Campbell River, British Columbia. Powsey’s hand-pulled prints are usually built on the foundation of his long practised drawing skills.