Malcolm Beattie


Into the Light, Flinders Street
wc 99x77cm
Waiting in the Rain
wc 56x46cm
The Scarlet Bandana
oil 35x31cm
Portrait of a Woman
oil 35x31cm
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About Malcolm Beattie

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 are characterised by a purity of colour and a straightforward arrangement of tonal values. This emphasises the light, which, together with a broad approach to detail and careful composition make them 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 has led 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.

Malcolm has been the recipient of numerous prizes with the most recent being:

    2016 Knox Art Show – best watercolour

    2016 Blairgowrie Yacht Club – best watercolour

    2017 Brighton Bayside Art Show – best watercolour

    2017 Hobsons Bay Art Show – best local scene

    2019 Brighton Bayside Art Show - best watercolour


    His first book, Simplifying Complex Subjects in Watercolour, was published in 2003 by International Artist.

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