[ introduction ]
Living near the Northumberland coast as well as 9 years service with the Royal Navy have inspired and influenced his work for over 40 years.
He does a lot of sketching, and uses the sometimes, cartoonish drawings, as well as digital imagery to inform the paintings.
Malcolm spent 5 years at Sunderland University studying Fine Art and gained BA(Hons) Fine Art in the early nineties. He then went on to gain MA Art & Design in Context 2005. This is where he learned good research skills and became disciplined in his working methodology.
His work can be described as Abstract Realism, to a greater or lesser degree. 'By exaggerating colour, playing with perspective and finding good overall form, I come to a satisfying balance, where the image created has some physical qualities of the geographical location'. He is inspired by American Abstract Realism and in particular the work of Hans Hofmann, Franz Kline and english figurative painter, Keith Vaughan.
Spending time in harbours and on coastlines is what he likes to do, however, Malcolm has been fell walking for the past 20 odd years and draws much inspiration from his treks in Scotland and the Lake District, for his most recent series of landscape paintings.
Acrylic medium on hardwood, the work is inspired by the artists love of walking in the Scottish Highlands.
A series of 100 limited edition prints in three categories, Coastal, Scottish Landscape and Cumbrian Landscape.
A collection of generic acrylic paintings on hardwood, based on the English Lake District.