Malcolm Christhilf attended the graduate program at the University of California at Berkeley where he earned Master of Art and Master of Fine Art Degrees in 1985 and 1987.
He has been a professor at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania since 1993. At Edinboro he teaches all Foundations as well as courses in the Drawing and Painting area. He serves on advanced level Graduate Painting and Drawing Committees.
His work has been exhibited in national and regional exhibitions for over thirty years.
As an artist, I prefer to paint from direct observation, which lends the images freshness and authenticity. Of the two genres represented here, the Still Life images are studies of found form and color. The rich hues and realistic look of the pictures are the result of carefully observed layers of oil paint built up over time. In contrast, my Landscapes attempt to show an experience of nature. The rapid and gestural mark-making capture the light and space of an immediate moment in time.