Malcolm Nicholson
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Markets and murals for Malcolm

BECOMING a regular at the Uber Markets with his beautiful plants and array of jewellery, is Malcolm Nicholson from Allora.

Mr Nicholson said it's his weekend hobby and a nice way to make a little extra cash.

"During the week I drive the St Vinnies bus, taking the elderly around town, wherever they need to go; to Blue Care, or the doctors or even shopping," Mr Nicholson said.

"That's my full time job and this is my weekend business.

"I did it about seven or eight years ago and then gave it away, but I've just taken it back up again.

"The plants are all home grown, gardening is a passion of mine, it used to be a career.

"We ran Nicolson's Nursery in Allora for a few years."

Aside from the plants, Mr Nicholson also displayed a collection of bright and bold jewellery for sale.

"My wife is Indian, and this jewellery is from India, it's a certain style, very 'blingy' so I've got to have the right crowd."

As well as all that, Mr Nicholson is also the vice president of membership for the Warwick branch of Toastmasters and uses his time at the Uber Markets to spruik the benefits of confidence with public speaking.

"If anyone is interested, they should come and see me next time I'm here," he said.

Mr Nicholson said he used to run an art business with his brother before all of this.

"We did signwriting and murals.

"We still enter mural competitions, such as the one in Sheffield in Tasmania.

"You send them a mock-up or miniature of what you're planning to paint and they shortlist and invite the best.

"We've been invited twice and won the People's Choice twice, it's really good prizemoney too.

"It was $6000 a few years back but last time it was $15000, that's be nice.

"It's an international competition, people come from all over the world to take part and have a chance at the prize.

"I definitely want to try and get another chance to go next year."



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