Providing encouragement, stimulation and development, while having a good time, for the beginner as well as the developing artist.
In the various classes Malcolm will demonstrate a subject by drawing on a wide range of photographic and sketched material gathered from his various excursions. He will discuss the techniques used to produce the final painting using a step by step approach which allows the student to quickly develop confidence while also acquiring their own style of painting.
The sessions usually take the form of a paint-along where the participants will hopefully create a finished painting. The techniques used to produce the painting will follow a step by step approach. Skills are also built up through the explanation of the various techniques used in painting the scene. The development of a personal style of painting is encouraged through individual assessment at various stages of the painting. No one paints exactly the same, we are all unique.
All Materials (paper, paints, loan of brushes etc) are provided, including the use of copied reference material.
Landscapes are my main interest - either mountains or water and maritime paintings (the rougher the sea the better). Watercolours and acrylics being my preferred medium except for the maritime art where oil rules supreme. I also enjoy abstract painting especially mountain abstracts. When painting out of doors I like to use pen and wash (using a limited pallet of colours)for the sketching of a subject and the equipment does not take up to much room in a rucksack. When it pours down I switch to a graphite stick.
The biographical stuff is:
Malcolm was born in Higham but now lives in Simonstone where the lovely Ribble Valley provides plenty of material for him to work from. When not painting our local scenes he is usually found painting mountains or seascapes. Malcolm started painting seriously in 1994 after a climbing trip to Skye inspired him to pick up a paintbrush. Formerly teaching in The school of Arts History and Culture at the University of Manchester, since 2009 Malcolm has started teaching and demonstrating not only his wet into wet watercolour technique but also acrylic, oil and pastel mediums using unique material gathered from his trips.
Paintings are always on show at:
Rebound Bookshop - I have a permanent exhibition of paintings on display - Mounted but not framed (but mounts fit standard sized frames) all at very reasonable prices. Rebound is bookshop selling good quality, reasonably priced second hand books and can be found at 1 Eanam, Blackburn BB1 5BS. Tel: 01254 299800
NURSERY END GARDEN CENTRE, Harrington Street, Clayton ?le-Moors, Accrington, BB5 4DF Tel: 01254 389 611 The garden centre also has a cafe (open weekends) which sells some of the most amazing home made cakes which do not help the waistline one bit.
Dates for 2012:
Due to teaching commitments exhibitions, due to the work involved in preperation, have been seriously reduced - but they are taking place this year as follows:
Whalley Library - Maritime paintings in Oils, Acrylics and Watercolours plus an exhibition of peoples work who attend my class that takes place a Altham and Clayton-le-Moors.
Barnoldswick Library - Maritime paintings in Oils, Acrylics and Watercolours plus an exhibition of peoples work who attend my class that takes place at the library on Mondays. Tel: 01282 812147 (Closed Tue)
A small exhibition of art cards in the cabinet of Whalley Library.
Acrylics, Gouache, Mixed Media, Oil pastel, Oils, Pastels, Pen & Ink, Pen And Wash, Pencil/Charcoal, Water soluble pastels, Watercolour, Watercolour Pencil
Abstract, Buildings, Copyright, Flowers And Gardens, Landscape, Old Masters, Religious, Seascapes and Water, Skies, Townscapes, Trees and Foliage, Waterways and Canals, Wild Flowers