Malcolm has been painting for over forty years, initially whilst fulfilling a successful career with an international design consultancy but for the last ten years he’s been a full time artist working each day in his garden studio. During this time he’s been elected as a member of The Royal Society Of British Artists, The Pastel Society and is now President of Manchester Academy of Fine Art.
Throughout this time his work has become distinctive and for some years now he’s been working in an increasingly abstract format. Using his many sketchbook studies and drawings as a starting point, a fully abstract image often develops; but he doesn’t have a fixed image in mind at the outset, preferring to let the imagery evolve through the process of painting.
Reproducing a likeness is not something he concerns himself when painting but in capturing the essential characteristics of a subject. His methodology is one of constant change until the tensions of the composition are right. Energy and a sense of freedom is what he strives for, allowing the spontaneity of the marks to be interesting in their own right.
His work is now in collections in England, Wales, Scotland, USA, Switzerland, France, Spain, Portugal, Australia and New Zealand.