Malcolm Dobbins

He's never without a sketchbook, and uses the sometimes cartoonish/line drawings and digital imagery to inform paintings. He is a self confessed disciplinarian too, when it comes to work; drawings and layout first, this is important “not leaving anything to chance”. Once the theme and drawings are collated he spends time designing a palette of colours. Drawing books are full of various palettes to suit each series of work. “Working in this way, in series, keeps me fresh. I enjoy the excitement of a new series; inventing new colours and fresh palettes, its one of the less frustrating tasks too”.

I am gallery artist at the Old Courthouse Gallery, Cumbria; Velvet Easel, Edinburgh and the Sarah Robinson-Gay, Hexham.


Fells and Mountains

Paintings are inspired by the Fells of Cumbria and Northumberland as well as the mountains of Scotland. This series is constructed in mixed media/acrylic on hardwood (Birch) and is being shown from Galleries in Edinburgh and Ambleside, Cumbria.

Arrive Loch Eil “Arrive Loch Eil”

Constructed in mixed media/acrylic on hardwood.

"Ramble in the Dale" “"Ramble in the Dale"”

Mixed media/acrylic on hardwood.