malize mcbride




I am principally a landscape artist. I make paintings in oil and in watercolour, and drawings in pencil, ink and wash, and also make abstract monoprints that refer to landforms and geological processes.

My work ranges in scale from very large oils on canvas to small sketches; my watercolours are mostly large and loosely painted using very large brushes. I go on long trips painting, sketching and taking photographs, all of which feed into my later work in the studio.

I love being out in high, wild and remote areas. I have visited Antarctica, Central Australia and Greenland but now I work mainly in Scotland, especially the North and West. I am interested in geology and how this influences the topography but most of all I respond to the huge skies and empty spaces of the north. I am increasingly aware of the fragility of this landscape, and feel my paintings are becoming not only emotional responses to a view but also a form of record of it. 

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.



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

2020RSW Annual exhibition, Edinburgh
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