Hello, I’m Malcolm Jarvis. I am a contemporary painter, tutor, lecturer and workshop instructor.
My background is in marketing communications in which, following my art school training, I worked for some 30 years while at the same time developing my painting career. Always interested in teaching, I qualified as a corporate training manager as part of my personal development programme.
Ultimately, I was able to combine my passion for painting with my love of teaching and I now tutor painting classes and run regular workshops.
Much of my work is abstracted realism, usually with some reference to landscape. It is the ambiguity of abstraction that delights me; much more content is possible when the subject is not definitive. My paintings are recognisable through my use of bold compositions, exciting colour harmonies, strong values and expressive brushwork.
I received my formal training at Falmouth School of Art in Cornwall and St Martin’s School of Art in London.
I currently live and work in South Norfolk. My award-winning work has been seen in juried, invitational, group and solo exhibitions and is in private and corporate collections in the United States, Canada and Europe.