malize mcbride





My work explores the physical nature of landscape; I am especially interested in the geology of Scotland, its influence on topography and in the concepts of time and process fundamental to the science. I am excited by the evidence in rock of the colossal forces that created and are still re-forming the Earth. These breathtakingly long, infinitely slow geological  processes quite dwarf our insignificant human presence.

I work in a variety of media including watercolour, graphite, vinyl text, monoprint and oil, and often incorporate graphite rubbings of rock and other natural surfaces.

Our experience of landscape, in Scotland especially, is intimately connected with weather, and I am currently engaged on  a series of oil paintings reflecting the drama and variety of Scottish skies.


2011Master of Fine Arts, Edinburgh College of Art
1971Fellow of the Library Association
1967MA Hons modern languages, St Andrews university


Studied drawing and painting with the Open College of Art for seven years before completing a 2 year MFA course with Art Space Nature at Edinburgh College of Art. I now work from my studio outside Aberfeldy in Perthshire.


Exhibition History

2017Rockscapes. Aberfeldy Watermill, Aberfeldy
2017RSW Annual exhibition, Edinburgh
2016RSA Annual exhibition, Edinburgh
201640 Miles West; images of St Kilda. Wild Spaces Gallery, John Muir Trust Centre, Pitlochry, Perthshire
2015Stonescapes. Birnam Art Centre, Dunkeld, Perthshire
2014Coast 2014. Banff
2014New Highland Graduates. Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, Inverness
2013Fabric of the land. Dept of geological sciences, Aberdeen, and at Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh
2013BBAF Coast exhibition, Banff
2012"Fabric of the Land", Dept of Geology, University of Aberdeen
2012"Connecting/reconnecting", Kings Museum, University of Aberdeen.
2011Drawing attention. Cupar Arts Festival, Fife
2011PVAF group exhibition "Encounters with time", Threshold art space, Perth.
2011"Transit" solo exhibition, Tent at eca, Edinburgh
2011BBAF Coast Festival group exhibition "Flotsam and Jetsam".
2010-2011"Avannaa/north" group exhibition, Sermermiut Centre, Ilulissat, West Greenland:BKS Gallery, Copenhagen: Weissraum Gallery, Kyoto, Japan.
2010"Here(T)here" group exhibition, WASP Gallery, Patriothall, Edinburgh.
2010"Qimmit" Tent Gallery, Edinburgh College of Art
2010Hoyx3, pier arts centre, stromness, orkney
2010ASN group show, tent gallery, eca, edinburgh
2009RSW annual exhibition, edinburgh
2009OCA changing lives exhibition, Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh
2009"Connect 6" group show at Leith School of Art, edinburgh
2009Royal Glasgow Institute annual exhibition, Glasgow
2008Royal Glasgow Institute annual exhibition, glasgow
2008"Australia; the red centre" solo exhibition, the watermill gallery, aberfeldy
2008Aberdeen artists' society annual exhibition, aberdeen
2007"Antarctica; light and ice" solo exhibition. Scott polar Research Institute, Cambridge
2006"Ice and light" solo exhibition, the watermill gallery, Aberfeldy