Malcolm Jarvis is a Londoner who, to use his own words, ‘emigrated to Norfolk’ some thirty years ago.
Now 65, he has been drawing for as long as he can remember and has been awarded distinctions and honours for works submitted to the Royal Drawing Society since the age of eleven. At twenty he was elected a member of the Society. He also holds a Diploma in Design from St. Martin’s School of Art.
Drawing is still a prime interest of his and he works, usually to a large scale, in charcoal as his preferred medium. Much of his work is now created in soft pastel and/or pastel pencils although he also produces works in water colour and water soluble pencils.
His inspiration comes from the cool greens and greys of the East Anglian landscape with its dominant and constantly changing skies. He is concerned with the effects of light on the landscape occasionally working on location, but more usually from charcoal sketches and drawings which are later translated into paintings in the studio, where he believes each tone and colour value can be more deeply considered.
He has exhibited in his home county of Norfolk as well as in London, Washington DC and South Carolina and his work is owned by private and corporate collectors in the UK, Eire and the USA.
Typical prices range from £105 to £135 for a 10” x 14” double mounted, glazed and framed. Malcolm is also able to accept commissions.
Malcolm’s latest video ‘A Beginners Guide to Painting in Soft Pastel’ has received favourable reviews in both the Leisure Painter and Artist magazines.
It runs for 2 hours and 18 minutes. Priced £15.00 plus post & packing.