Malcolm spent his early youth hiking and exploring Colorado with his family who were all avid hikers, climbers, and cross country skiers. Being outdoors constantly helped nurture a fascination with naturalist and painter, John James Audubon, which inspired him to create and paint Paper Mache birds throughout his primary school years. Malcolm spent his summers in the Rocky Mountains drawing and sculpting wildlife that would appear on the property, often filling several sketchbooks in just a month.
His formative years were spent overseas in the Himalaya Mountains of India and surrounding countries of Asia and Africa Each location had its unique wildlife which became subject matter for many of Malcolm’s early drawings and watercolors, many of which would win local and national art awards. One stop Malcolm and his family always made throughout their journeys was the zoo. Young Malcolm was often left at the “cage” of his favorite animals to sketch them in various “poses” and watch them interact with each other.
Now, Malcolm has spent time painting throughout the world at major events, capturing wildlife for Magazines, and producing commissions for clientele globally. He prefers subject matter that showcases man and his relationship to nature, whether in competition, or just enjoying the “gift” of the incredible natural beauty of this planet.