Mallory Bratton Rich
Rich has studied pastel and oil painting with Albert Handell, Stuart Shils (at the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Art), and Virginia McNeice. She has been the recipient of four Artist Residencies at the international Vermont Studio Center, and an Artist Development Grant from the Vermont Arts Council and the NEA. She was also awarded an art residency on Great Spruce Head Island, Maine, at the former home of Fairfield Porter. Painting in pastels and oils, the focus of her work is the landscape of rural Vermont, eastern New York, and coastal Maine and North Carolina.
A resident of Sandgate, VT, Rich is represented by 3 Pears Gallery in Dorset, VT, Gallery Wright in Wilmington, VT, and McCartee’s Barn in Salem, NY.
In addition, Rich has taken part in numerous solo and group exhibitions in various galleries in Vermont, Maine, and Upstate New York since 2005, and was featured in the 2012-2013 edition of Equinox Magazine. Her work is in many corporate and private collections. Visit her website at www.malloryrich.com
Rich says about her work: “I try to paint the small, everyday moments in the landscape which pass not quite unnoticed in our busy day . . . the gray barn sitting still in the early morning fog . . . the way the sunlight moves over a swath of field. I try to catch some of those elusive moments for myself and viewers of my work. I often use pastels because they are a little magical — as though mood was hand rolled in with the pigment.”