Michael Rich

Opening Friday, August 14, 2020 from 6-8pm at Gallery
Bench Talk with Michael in front of Hostetler Gallery from 6-8pm
Private appointments available to see Michael’s art.


My paintings, drawings and prints explore in a language of abstraction, the notion of place.  Weather and atmosphere act as a primal impetus in my work.  The sea surrounding Nantucket Island, the warmth of a New England Fall and the mountains of my travels appear to me in a world of color and paint as I seek to understand my own place among these fleeting images.

Often working at a large scale, I come to the canvas free of preconceptions and open to the possibilities of discovery.  Pictures and images are not the aim so much as a resolution that shapes color and mark into an illuminated landscape with the resonance of memory.

It is my aim to probe the depths of an inner space through these meditations in light and color.  My work whether in paint or print, is an intimate moment of reflection through image, a search for a deeper connection to place and a consciousness of the present moment. 

Michael Rich

Painting Images