Malcolm Ludvigsen.

A plein-air oil painter best known for Yorkshire seascapes and beach scenes.

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I believe that working outside, directly in front of the subject, gives my work a life and vibrancy sadly lacking in much of studio work.  My paintings can be seen in homes and galleries throughout the UK and the USA – and many other places too.  In 2013 I won the Oldie, £5000, British Art Award.

As well as being a painter I am also a professor of mathematics, specialising in relativity and cosmology. About 10 years ago I took a sabbatical and started painting for fun. I think the thing that first attracted me was John Ruskin’s exhortation that all men, as part of their morning salutations, should go out and paint a picture of the sky.  This sounded like a very nice thing to do, so I decided to give it a go, and I’ve not really stopped painting since.

My professorship is from the University of Linkoping in Sweden where I worked for several years.  I also do some teaching at York University.  My research work deals mostly with black holes, gravitational radiation and cosmology.  I am the author of quite a well-known book called General Relativity – A Geometric Approach, published by Cambridge University Press (also available in a French translation with a preface by Sir Roger Penrose).  I find little incompatibility between  my mathematical work and my painting: both are based on geometrical intuition, one internal the other external.

All Malcolms work is available the pictures are for sale at very reasonable prices, get in touch with him to purchase anything you like.

"As well as being a painter I am also a professor of mathematics, specialising in relativity and cosmology."

Here's where I work

Here are my exhibitions

London Galleries

Enid Lawson Gallery
The Bankside Gallery
The Gallery on Cork Street
Mall Gallery
New Grafton Gallery
Webbs Gallery
Llewellyn-Alexander Gallery

Other UK Galleries

The Coast Gallery (Scarborough)
Zillah Bell (Thirsk)
Art Cafe (Whitby)
Artestee (York)
Artspace (York)
Talents (Malton),

American Galleries

Kennebeck (Colorado)
Fountainside (North Carolina)
Studio Shop (California)
New River Fine Art
Fort Lauderdale (Florida)
Thomas Henry Gallery (Nantucket)
Petite Gallery (Delaware)

European Galleries

Corte  Real, Portugal

Public Galleries

Hull (Ferens Gallery), (Summer exhibition, 2005, 2006, 2007)
Scarborough, (east coast exhibition, 2004)
Sewerby Hall, Bridlington (Summer exhibitions, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)
Castle Howard (2006, 2008)
Triton Gallery
Sledmere House (2008, 2009,2010)
Beverley Art Gallery, 2010.

Art Fairs

New York Art Expo, 2005.

Solo Exhibitions

Langwith Gallery, University of York, 2002
King’s Manor, University of York, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
Blake Head, York, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
Helmsley Art Centre, 2005
Beningbrough Hall, 2005
Pocklington Art Centre, 2006, Artspace (York) 2007, 2008.

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Want to get in touch with me

Hi Malcolm, this is s test email from your form on Yorkshire Art, could you respond if you get it please. Tim


34 Belle Vue Street
York YO10 5AY
United Kingdom

Telephone 01904 633 829
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