About Malcolm Gillespie

Malcolm is overwhelmed by the energy of life, the powerful need of creatures, plants to exist. Birth, sex, death, everything that powers life. He loves oil colour on a canvas, the smell, the way it's moved with a hog hair brush. He loves the richness of the earth colours but not exclusively. Malcolm has always painted as much as time would allow, since he was about 5 years old. In many ways the most significant experience was seeing the film The Horses Mouth when he was about 12 years old, the idea that realism wasn’t necessarily a photographic result stuck, that there is more reality in energy and excitment in painting than there is in attempting some faithfully copy. He spent the next few years doing John Bratby’s until he went to art college. Studied at Brighton Art College between 1960 to 1964, left with NDD. Life member of Icon, The Institute of Conservation. Member of AdurArtCollective Contact E: malcolm@malcolmdesign.co.uk T: 01273 595997