Malcolm’s style is hands-on: he takes a student’s work and adds a stroke – and suddenly a severe horizon is transformed into a living landscape.
Lois’ paintings on Daku- which she did in between her snorkeling trips - are a delight. She captured the palms at Daku, the orange fungus on one of the logs in the grounds, the trip to Natilo Island.....
Malcolm teaches his students how to see, really see. Light and shade, finding the dark parts, understanding the light. And perspective, for which he has developed a brilliant app that anyone can use, and which translates all those tricky lines of sight into a coherent whole.
This year was a great experience for me. We basically lost ourselves in painting the tropics. It was a discovery for me too. I started painting things that I hadn’t before, thanks to the eye of a couple of the participants in the class. Banana leaves are my new friends.