Malcolm is an observational artist and tutor researching and working with traditional painting and drawing techniques. He specialises in directly drawing from life with pencils and other dry media and paints in oils. He is Chair of the Harleston and Waveney Art Trail collective, a committee member of Norfolk and Norwich Art Circle and regular exhibitor with the Inspired by Becker Art Society, Black Dog Arts and several East Anglian and UK “plein air” painting groups. He is a Silver Signature member of the UK Coloured Pencil Society.
Based at his studio on the outskirts of Bungay in the mid Waveney Valley,
Malcolm regularly travels across the UK providing demonstrations and workshops for a wide variety of art groups. He is a regular demonstrator at Patchings Art Festival (Nottingham), Art Waves (Bridlington), Art on the Prom (Felixstowe) and is the resident wandering sketch artist at Folk East (Suffolk). He is a UK product ambassador for Daniel Smith original oil paints and Pan Pastels. His artwork features on the worldwide packaging for the Derwent Artist range of coloured pencils. He has exhibited widely in selected exhibitions (Stafford Open, Derby Open, winner Preston Open in 2009, selected for Institute of East Anglian Artists Open, UKCPS International Open). His work can be seen at Cork Brick Gallery (Bungay) and at exhibitions in Norwich and further afield.
As an observer of life, Malcolm aims to capture something of the “spirit of place” wherever he sets up his easel. Observations in pencil and paint. Moments, views, characters and feelings – noted and framed. Captured experiences from the unique and subtle East Anglian landscape.