A creative world for inspiration, passion and an incredible desire to master the medium of watercolour, share the joys with friends, and find time to achieve all things possible.

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Ukraine Scam

Apologies to so many who may have recently received an email requesting money as Malcolm was supposedly stuck in Kiev, Ukraine.


Special thanks to so my many friends who emailed, sent messages, rang from all over the world. It's been a nightmare we've had to shut down. This has prevented us from responding to everyone personally.  We trust and hope that no one lost money as there was thankfully no forwarding address. Please email us if so and we will respond immediately.

Again apologies for those getting caught up in a much too prevalent scam world of the internet.


Following a very successful solo exhibition at the Atrium Gallery last August, Malcolm is exhibiting again with many  Australian architects in a group exhibition 'Drawn by Design' till 19 April 2014 at 181 Old South Head Road, Bondi Junction. .... Art Atrium

Exciting New Painting Workshop in China September 2014

Mudu Lane, Suzhou
Mudu Lane, Suzhou


17-28 SEPTEMBER, 2014

This painting holiday offers 12 days of painting and adventure in China with Malcolm who has a passion for China after several visits. He will show you the canal villages in the ancient city of Suzhou followed by four nights in the magical city of Beijing, home of the Forbidden City, the Great Wall of China and the 2008 summer Olympics. Our last stop is Lijiang, which is the heritage village listed in the World Cultural Heritages by UNESCO.more

WOW ... A New Watercolour Desktop Easel

Most easels are designed for oil or acrylic painters adjustable in two dimensions only to suit the comfort of the artist. This A3 sized lightweight easel was designed for watercolourists to enable the backing board to move in an omnidirectional 3D movement that allows washes with juicy pigment to run in any direction. Removeable head can be easily attached

to your tripod for plein air painting. Available at online store

Painting Holiday in Greek Islands Fully Booked

This workshop from 4-23 April offers 19 days of painting and adventure in the wonderful Greek Isalnds. Highlights include the ancient city of Rhodes and unspoilt island hopping to Symi, Nissiros,Kalymnos & Taledos. This will be a wonderful opportunity to discover, sketch and paint all that this region has to offer. Many good friends are joining this tour which ends in Athens, Greece at the Parthenon.

Architecture Tour to USA July 2014 now Fully Booked

Milwaukee Art Museum
Milwaukee Art Museum

Next opportunity for architects and others interested to see the very best of Frank LLoyd Wright and great modern and contemporary architecture of the 20th and 21st Century in the USA is October 2015.  More details

Architecture Tour to Japan & China October 2014

In Japan we will have a particular focus on buildings designed the Pritzker Architecture Prize Winner and internationally acclaimed Japanese architect Tadao Ando. The tour starts in Tokyo and travels to Hiroshima, Naoshima Island, Kyoto and Osaka before flying to Beijing in China. This country is also absolutely fascinating with significant growth in the past decade with contemporary architecture on a huge scale contrasted with a rural agrarian background and major heritage experiences. You will see the Great Wall near Beijing, the ‘Venice of the East’ in Suzhou and both contemporary buildings and exceptional ‘thirties’ buildings in the exciting and vibrant city of Shanghai.

WOW ... A New Watercolour Palette

This pocket sized lightweight palette has been injection moulded and specifically designed to be suitable for watercolour or similar pigments in a translucent polypropylene plastic with hinged resealable lids to keep the pigments moist and juicy longer. Inside of lids test colour intensity and tone. Ideal for travelling. 

Available at online store

Meroo Weekend Painting Workshop

In Kurrajong in the lower Blue Mountains @ Meroo Conference Centre with accommodation or without. Two one day workshops on Saturday and Sunday 17-18 May 2014. Come for one day or try another workshop with a great lineup of tutors. www.combinedartsocieties.com

Painting Workshop, Summer School Bathurst NSW

Road out of Hill End
Road out of Hill End

'The Artscene' runs the larget painting workshops in Australia. For the past 5 years Malcolm has taught in both the Winter and Summer School. Due to prior commitments Malcolm will join many talented artists in the 5 day Summer School Painting Workshop beginning on 18 till 24 January 2015 More Details