Jack Malloch







Jack Malloch

Jack Malloch

Colorado Springs, Colorado


In earlier years, living in Nebraska, I worked in a variety of formats including painting, printmaking, and sculpture, exhibiting throughout the Omaha and Council Bluffs area. As a resident of Colorado Springs for close to 30 years, and an active member of the Pikes Peak Watercolor Society and the Colorado Springs Art Guild, I now paint primarily with acrylics on canvas or board.

I paint pretty much representational art, rather than anything purely abstract. However, I often begin with natural or seemingly random techniques, like splashes, sprays, salt resists, or applying paint with foil, tissues, and even cheese cloth. I then study these initial efforts, looking for the final image I can reveal with more traditional brush and detail work. Kind of like looking at clouds in the sky and seeing pictures in them.

At other times, I already have an idea of what I want and start out more traditionally, with sketches, color washes, etcetera. I have always painted images that come to my mind, rather than working from an actual scene or location, although elements of real locations may also be incorporated.

I try to focus on the effects of light - grey days, twilight, sunrise, sunset, and strong shadows, striving for feelings of mood, fantasy, and a little mystery.


The Island


Hope They Don't Spook




A Rose Is Still a Rose


The Birds - Night Watch


The Birds - Red Sky at Night


The Birds - Make a Joyful Noise


The Birds - Morning Has Broken


The Birds - Watching the Show


Long Intermission


Three Sheets to the Wind


A Quiet Place


Roadside Attraction


Early Christmas Morn


Winter Rain


Rainforest Mysteries


Signs of the Past


Twilight's Last Gleaming


4th on the Shore


Deep Peace


Mountain Meadow


Night Life


Dawn Fire


Mountain of the Holy Cross


Late in the Day