Based in the North West of England Malcolm has exhibited widely throughout the British Isles, including The Royal Academy Summer Show, The Mall Galleries and galleries as far apart as Plymouth and Glasgow. He is Vice President of The Manchester Academy Of Art and a member of The Pastel Society.
His inspiration is drawn from many sources but particularly from images gathered from his travels around the UK, especially to St. Ives in Cornwall.
"Many of my paintings are derived from an ongoing exploration of the various moods adopted by the landscape and, in particular, how these paintings can progress to arrive at a fully abstract image. However, I’ve never restricted myself to working in one particular medium and I continually find myself switching between acrylics, traditional oils and both soft and oil pastels, depending on what I’m trying to achieve.
With my purely abstract paintings I don’t have a fixed image in mind when I start, preferring to let the imagery develop and evolve through the process of painting. I use brushes, sticks, fingers and thumbs to scrape, score and scratch marks onto the surface. I continually redraw, rearrange and obliterate passages in a desire to achieve a balance of colour and form – anything to achieve a spontaneous and lively painting that is also harmonious in composition and tone.