The Mount View Art Show Committee welcomed Malcolm Beattie as our guest judge for 2013.
A professional artist, Malcolm places great emphasis on the composition and content of a subject. Combined with sound draftsmanship and an understanding of tonal contrasts and colour, his paintings are both visually interesting and straightforward statements of everyday places and things around him. His paintings depict the life and activity of his environment. His watercolours and oils are characterized by a purity of colour and a straightforward arrangement of tonal values. This emphasizes the light, which, together with a broad approach to detail and careful composition make his paintings stand out from the crowd.
Malcolm’s work is represented in corporate and private collections both in Australia and overseas and is available through a number of Melbourne and regional galleries. He undertakes regular workshops and demonstrations throughout Australia, and runs a school conducting classes in both watercolour and oil painting technique. He lead painting tours overseas, and, as a regular contributor to the Australian Artist Magazine and International Artist Magazine, his interest in recording his culture and heritage is well known.
His first book, Simplifying Complex Scenes in Watercolour, was published in 2003 by International Artist.
Born in 1945, Malcolm works and lives with his wife and children in Melbourne, Australia.
Malcom has won numerous prizes and awards for his paintings, including the prestigious Best Watercolour at the 1996 Camberwell Rotary Art Show. Recent prizes include:
2009 St Kevins Art Show – best watercolour
2009 Brighton Bayside Art Show – best watercolour
2009 St Edwards Art Show – best watercolour
2009 Altona Rotary – Best Local Scene
2009 Hamilton North Rotary – best watercolour
2009 Roberts McCubbin Primary School – best work on paper
2010 Knox Art Show – best watercolour
2011 Knox Art Show – best watercolour
2011 Chelsea Art Show – best watercolour
2011 Mt View Art Show – best watercolour
2011 Brighton Bayside Art Show – best watercolour
2011 Hartwell Primary Art Show – best oil
2011 Roberts McCubbin Primary School – best work on paper
SIMPLIFYING COMPLEX SCENES IN WATERCOLOR
published by International Artist, 2003 ISBN 1 – 929834 – 24 – 1
WORK SIMPLE, LEARN BIG – sketching with pen & watercolor
published by International Artist, 2003 ISBN 1 – 929834 – 27 – 6