Originally from Philadelphia, Martha Rich lived the typical, suburban life - until she followed her husband to Los Angeles where, just short of a picket fence and 2.5 children her average American life unraveled. To cope with divorce, fate lead her to an illustration class taught by the Clayton Brothers. They persuaded her to ditch the pantyhose world, quit her human resources job at Universal Studios and join the world of art. She graduated with honors from Art Center College of Design and is currently based in Pasadena obsessively painting undergarments, wigs, lobsters, and Loretta Lynn.Her work has also been seen in music videos (Beck & Less Than Jake), TV commercials (Olivia Cruises) and in several books (Dear New Girl by McSweeney's, Broken Wrist Project 2, Exactly by 826 Valencia. A book of her sketchbook art was published in 2006 by Murphy. Her work was selected for American Illustration 21, 22, 23, 25, 26Client's include: Motion Theory, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, RCA Records, Henry Holt Publushers, Village Voice, LA Weekly, San Francisco Chronicle, Atlanta Magazine, Texas Monthly, Jane, CosmoGirl, Fast Company, AKA Advertising, Gyro Worldwide to name a few.