Drawing has been Malcolm's constant pleasure since an early age. Sketch books, pencils and marker pens accompanied him everywhere while growing up. As a young student graphic art attracted him and he developed his love for bold shapes and colour.
With his love for nature, the land and sea Malcolm's painting developed into an impressionist style. Often painting outdoors en plein air. Influences from this early stage include Camille Pissaro, Claude Monet and the post-impressionists like Paul Cezanne.
Over the years his painting has evolved. The strong influence of the South African landscape is evident. Especially the Karoo region, Eastern Cape veldt and his beloved coast. You will see this in the strong compositions, bold shapes and generous paint in his work. Loose and expressive he lets the brushwork suggest details to the viewer.
Malcolm finds inspiration in twentieth century impressionists especially the California Impressionist movement. Artists such as Edgar Payne, John Carlsson and Kevin Macpherson are significant. Also South African landscape artists such as Gregoire Boonzaier and J.H. Pierneef.
A strong believer in the creative forces in our universe leads Malcolm to a positive outlook in his work. This belief in art has led Malcolm to also teach art to a wide audience.
"Despite worldwide issues and anxiety there is tremendous power in art to uplift the human spirit".
Malcolm's paintings are found in local and international collections.
Education and Profile:
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PS: An interview with House and Leisure magazine.
How You Can Experience More:
Choosing to be an artist has been a spiritual journey as well as a practical journey for me. The commitment has been considerable, but the rewards have been even greater (I do not mean financial). I have learnt many lessons and still have a long way to go. Join me on this journey by:
- Becoming a member of my Artist's and Collector's Circle. There are plenty of good things coming your way when you join up.
- Start Painting with me. Either on one of my personalised courses or on one of my workshops.
- Join my ongoing project at Loosen Up Your Painting. This is a place to enjoy extensive demos, try your painting challenge and follow along, learning by doing.
- An Artist's Journey Podcast: If you enjoy listening to podcasts you may enjoy one of the few painter's podcasts out there.
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