Sketchbook Stories :: Martha Rich

I’ve been a fan of Martha’s work for quite some time now, and in 2006 I was lucky enough to be the winning bidder on the munny that she painted for the annual SF AIGA Fall Gala. So I was over the moon when she accepted my invitation to share her Sketchbook Story.


Martha is obsessed with painting underwear, wigs, girdles, cake, lobsters, and Loretta Lynn and describes painting food as being therapeutic. She has a light sarcastic sense of humor about her work and has admitted to enjoying the ridiculousness of it.

In 2006 Martha set out to do  a painting a day, you can see her year long series posted on her Freedom Wig website. Martha has been featured in several galleries, as well as in Rolling Stone, Bon Appetit, Entertainment Weekly, Bust, The Progressive, CosmoGirl, RCA Records just to name a few.

This past year Martha took on the roll of President for  ICON6 one of the biggest illustration conferences. She is currently living back in my home town, Philly, studying for her MFA in Painting at UPenn and right now her work is in a show in New York at CultureFix Gallery.

Here is  Martha’s Sketchbook Story ::





And an interview with Martha at the PALATE Show :-)

Scion Installation LA: Palate – Martha Rich from Scion ART on Vimeo.




And here’s where you can find Martha:

Or if you want to pick up a print or two:



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