Art and creativity stem from both sides of my European roots. My father, the only book cover designer at Thames & Hudson; working their from a young age until his retirement in 2010. My mother, a potter first and foremost amongst other talents.

I have been drawing and painting all my life, knowing little else apart from motherhood and ten years working at Thames and Hudson following my arts degree. Here I found myself surrounded by my artist heroes in a culture of love and respect for the arts. Leaving my home in London, with a young family in tow in 1993, I moved to Norwich where I now live. My children are grown, and living their lives.

My love of drawing and my journey as an artist always questioning and learning, continues.

“I found myself surrounded by my artist heroes in a culture of love and respect for the arts”


– Malca Schotten


Group Shows

2015 SUMMER SHOW, Mandells Gallery
2014 INSPIRED BY BIRDS, Norwich Castle Museum
2014 Open Studio’s, The Crooked Rose
2013 WORDS AND WOMEN ,The Forum Norwich
2013 CLEY 13
2012 theartshop, Earlham House Norwich
2012 ‘Vision and Reality’ Norwich Castle museum
2010 Norwich SHOPART!
2010 ABRASION King of Hearts, Norwich
2009 Salthouse 09
2001-2002 One Tree National Crafts Council Touring Exhibition
2000 Kettles Yard Open
1998 Kettles Yard Open
1987 John Player National Portrait Award National Portrait Gallery
1986 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

Solo Exhibitons

2017 LIVES IN SCIENCE Norwich Science Festival
2017 LIVES IN SCIENCE John Innes Centre/Centrum
2017 COASTAL FORMS & LANDSCAPES Mandell’s Gallery
2015 NEW WORKS, The Fairhurst Gallery
2014 MATERNITY, The Fairhurst Gallery/Stew Gallery
2014 HAPPISBURGH REVISITED, Mandells Gallery
2013 I’M NOT DEAD YET:The Forum Norwich
2012 ABRASSION, Mandells Gallery
2012 Mandells Gallery, Norwich
2005 Princes Foundation London
2005 Roots of Norfolk Gressenhall
2004 Waxham Barn
2000 John Innes Centre, Colney