Malcolm Coward S.E.A. is internationally recognised as one of England’s leading equestrian artists. Winner of numerous awards at the Society of Equestrian Artists in London, including the President’s medal - the premiere award, he has also had his work accepted at the Royal Society of Marine Artists, the Royal Institute of Oil Painters and the Royal Birmingham Society.
In 1996 his painting of Andalusian Summer was selected from among the work of artists from the whole of Europe, to be exhibited at the major equestrian exhibition held at the Cadre Noir in Paris. At the exhibition a further selection is made and the best twenty pictures are selected for the travelling exhibition to be shown throughout France, starting at the Paris show in December and subsequently being exhibited at the main French studs throughout 1997. Malcolm’s painting was one of the twenty selected.
In 1996 a three page article about him was published in the American equestrian artists magazine, Equestrian Images. It emphasised his fine qualities in the use of light and powerful brush strokes and a number of his paintings were illustrated. An invitation was subsequently issued from the American Society of Equestrian Artists for him to exhibit as a guest exhibitor at the Society in America in 1997.
He has, of course, exhibited in many countries over the past ten years, including Sweden at the World Equestrian Games in Stockholm, at Lifestyle Europe in Tokyo, at the Salon du Cheval in Paris, at the Feria in Jerez, Spain and at the Fiera di Verona in Italy. His work will also be on view Essen Equitana in Germany in 1997.
Malcolm has had several very successful one man exhibitions in England and was featured in a TV programme on sporting paintings. He has also had a number of very successful limited edition prints published after his work, many of which are now collectors’ items.
In 1996 he was chosen as the artist to illustrate the Injured Jockeys’ Christmas card. This subsequently appeared in the Sunday Times Style supplement as one of the Christmas cards to have on your mantelpiece! He also had two paintings selected to appear in the Injured Jockeys’ calendar.
Malcolm, who was born in Malton, North Yorkshire, lives for his painting and his animals, amongst which are Jacobs sheep, geese, numerous ducks and chickens, several horses, cats and dogs. All these are constantly observed and contribute to his eye for anatomy and movement.
His work is also noted for its tremendous use of colour and light and his powerful, yet sensitive brush strokes. He is able to paint horses in movement equally as well as portraiture.
He spends much of his life travelling to different parts of the world, watching horses of different types. His travels are reflected in his paintings and it is remarkable to see the difference in light of the different countries showing through his pictures.