Malcolm Opie is a self-taught Cornish-born artist who has been painting small Cornish sea and landscapes in all seasons for the last ten years in an 'impressionist' style.
Opie has lived in Stithians for all of his life, exhibiting
in local galleries, and painting quickly in the open air, responding to the changes in the Cornish light.
His subject matter is the sea, and the farm cottages, rivers, trees and winding roads of his village.
Although his potential was identified at school, Opie did not pursue a career in art.
In addition to painting, he spends his time writing songs, flyfishing and growing grapes.