I run pay-a-you-go:Painting and drawing classesLife drawing classesWe are a small (10 students maximum) and friendly group. There is lots of personal attention and beginners to art are really welcome. There is a completely non-judgemental atmo
Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
Nick Malone was born in Warrington and read Sociology at Sheffield before gaining an MA with Distinction in Modern Literature from Queen Mary College, London. For a time he pursued an academic career, becoming Principal Lecturer in Humanities at the University of Luton, but interrupted his career to take a degree in Fine Art at the University of Hertfordshire from 1987-1992, later gaining an MA in Fine Art from Central St Martins in 2006. In 1994-5 he was Visiting Professor in Modern Literature at the Aristotle University of Salonika, Greece, and in 1995-6 Visiting Professor in Contemporary Literature at the University of Wisconsin. In 1997 he left academic life to become a full-time artist, and has subsequently exhibited extensively, both in London and internationally; his work is represented in a number of collections, including the British Council Greece, BUPA, WestLB, Granville Holdings, GlaxoSmithKline and One Aldwych. Nick Malone has also produced books which combine poetry, prose and drawings into adventures with real narrative. His first book, The Burial of Crispin Pyke, was published with an introduction from William Empson by The Workshop Press. He is currently developing artwork for Jason Smith's Nocturnal Opera, part of which won a prize in the National Poetry Competition, and which will be published in September 2007 by The Cinnamon Press. Using writing as well as painting, sometimes together, sometimes separately, he applies different perspectives over time to several recurring concerns, using constant cross-reference between artforms - the painting draws on material from both earlier and recent writing, incorporating this into visual constructions which in turn feed new developments in the writing.