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Malcolm Woods

Just some of the works of art by Malcolm available at the Unknown Norfolk Gallery

Born in Gravesend, Kent in 1944, Malcolm moved to Mundesley, Norfolk in 1977. Now resident in North Walsham, Malcolm took up painting 25 years ago, with preferred mediums of Watercolour and Acrylics.


Largely self taught in both mediums, but also received tuition from East Anglian artists John Tookey and the late John Lidzey, as well as being introduced to some innovative techniques from Hampshire artist Wendy Jelbert. Drawing on the ideas from these artists, and also the inspiration from  great artists such as Edward Seago, Ted Wesson and Frank Webb, Malcolm developed his own style of painting in both mediums.


A loose wet in wet watercolour approach allowing the paint to do it’s own thing, allied to some unusual effects obtained by employing such materials as Cling film, Salt crystals and even white spirit, results in a unique Impressionist style of painting.

The loose Impressionist style is also evident in his Acrylic paintings, using the paint impasto with a knife rather than brush. This avoids the painting being over worked and becoming too detailed and ‘photographic’. A random ‘splattering’ technique where the paint is literally flicked at the canvas also binds the whole composition together.


Now well established, Malcolm has exhibited and sold widely in Galleries and Exhibitions in both Norfolk and Suffolk.