Malcolm is a professional artist and has painted since childhood. He describes himself as a contemporary painter and his work ‘Abstract Realism’. Notable inspirational influences include his mother and artists such as: Hans Hoffman, Howard Hodgkin and Keith Vaughan. Malcolm graduated in 1996 from The University of Sunderland with BA (Hons) in Fine Art and went on to gain a Masters Degree in Art & Design (2005).
Time spent on colour combination and designing palettes is important to his process. He mostly uses analogous palettes on each collection and says “paintings look good hung together, when the colours in them relate to one another”.