Malcolm was born in Colchester in 1950 and has lived in North Essex ever since. He left school at sixteen and trained as a printing apprentice with a view to a career in design and typography. He left the printing trade in 1981 to become a full time artist.
Although he had several small exhibitions in the early days, commissions followed on a regular basis, so he was always kept very busy. He was elected a full member of the Guild of Railway Artists in 1983, and has had pictures hung in their prestigious exhibitions. Various paintings have also been published in books and magazines.
His hobbies include football (only as a spectator these days) cycling and local history. His greatest interest, however, is in mid twentieth century transport and its impact on the ordinary person. Trains and buses were used by the majority and independence only came to the lucky few who were fortunate enough to own a car. Travelling in those days seemed to be both more leisurely and more exciting - far removed from today’s stressful and traffic laden roads. Fortunately his town had it’s own station and he has very fond memories of travelling by train, if only on a branch line.
At present he is busy painting for calendars, cards and prints as well as keeping up with his commission work.