Malize Mcbride is a Scottish landscape painter.
She trained with the Open College of art before taking an MFA at Edinburgh College of art.
She has held several solo exhibitions in Scotland and England and taken part in group exhibitions in Greenland, Denmark, Japan and in Scotland and takes part every year September in Perthshire Open Studios.
She lives and works near Aberfeldy.
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.