Visual image has always played an important part in Malcolm's life. After studying photography at art college he worked in Fleet Street and Manchester, winning the Press Photographer of the Year award in 1997. A serious road accident ended Malcolm's career and in 2005 he began to teach himself to paint. Successful group exhibitions were followed by multiple sell-out solo shows making Malcolm one of the North's best-selling artists.

Malcolm's work has been featured in magazines and newspapers, and on BBC television and radio (see LINKS for footage). His paintings and drawings have been shown alongside the works of Francis Bacon, LS Lowry, and Walter Sickert and are held in private collections across the UK and abroad. In 2010 Malcolm was shortlisted for the John Moores Contemporary Painting Prize, Britain's top painting competition.

After spending many years dividing his time between studios in the north of England and the south of France, Malcolm has now moved to the Poitou-Charantes region of France and lives in an old farmhouse surrounded by fields of sunflowers. His next solo exhibition will be at the Art Decor Gallery in Lancashire in 2019.

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