Mallory Agerton

Mallory Agerton

Mallory Agerton (American, 20th century)

Artist's Statement

My paintings are intended to inspire the mind and renew the spirit. They follow the tradition of American Tonalism. All my life I have felt connected to art and the landscape. As a child, I loved long road trips - watching the hills and fields pass, the rows of crops clicking by like spokes on a wheel. I still can sense the excitement of seeing our car splash through a low water crossing or catching a glimpse of distant lavender hills. Such memories inspire my paintings as I strive to convey a sense of peace, tranquility and connection.

The elements in my landscapes are built from transparent under paintings, followed by layers of glazes and then touches of opaque paint. I compose most paintings from drawings done on location and from memory. They are not detailed renditions of a particular location. Instead, they are intended to embody timeless and eternal ideas and compositions. Most of my paintings are inspired by the Texas Hill Country with its quiet ponds and rivers in twilight hours and when the sun is low in the sky. While I spend a lot of time drawing outdoors and creating color studies, almost all the pieces are composed and completed in the studio.



·      1976, University of Texas, Austin: BA, Fine Arts, Summa Cum Laude. Friar Society.

·      1976-78, The Art Students League, New York, NY: Post Graduate Studies with Robert Beverly Hale and David Leffel

·      Workshops with Notable Artists: T. Allen Lawson, Deborah Paris, Douglas Fryer, Nancy Bush, Michael Workman, Matt Smith, Brian Blood, Skip Whitcomb, Greg Kreutz

·      2015, Graduate of The Landscape Atelier

Selected Exhibitions & Awards

·    2022, Oil Painters of America National Show, Steamboat Springs Museum, Colorado 

·    2021Best Painting Award, NOAPS Best of America National Juried Exhibition, Signature & Masters Division, Principle Gallery, Charleston, South Carolina

·    2021, The Texas Aesthetic XV, Foltz Fine Art, Houston, Texas

·    2021, Contemporary Texas Landscapes, Foltz Fine Art, Houston, Texas

·    2020, Best of America Show, NOAPS, Cutter & Cutter Gallery, St. Augustine, Florida

·    2020, 107th Allied Artist Juried Exhibition, New York City, New York

·    2020, The Texas Aesthetic Online, Foltz Fine Art, Houston, Texas

·    2019, Merit Award, Best of America, NOAPS, Montgomery-Lee Fine Art, Park City, Utah

·    2019,  Best of America Show, NOAPS, Merit Award, Park City, Utah

·      2019, Storied Lands, Contemporary Texas Landscape Painters, Foltz Fine Art, Houston, Texas

·      2019, Spirit of Texas Exhibition, Witte Museum, San Antonio, Texas

·      2019, Best of America Small Works Show, Merit Award NOAP, Hanna Gallery, Fredericksburg, Texas

·      2018, Songs of Spring, Group Show, Hawthorne Fine Art, New York, New York 

·      2018, NOAP Online International Show, Best Landscape Award, Online 

·      2017, Summer Reading, Group Show, Hawthorne Fine Art, New York, New York 

·      2017, Small Works, Great Wonders Show, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma  

·      2016, Solo, Landscapes of the South, Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art, Charleston, North Carolina 

·      2016, American Women Artists at Work: Electrical in Movement, Hawthorne Fine Art, New York, New York

·      2016, Fall Online International Juried Show, National Oil & Acrylic Painters, Online 

·      2016, Holiday Exhibition, Group show, Hawthorne Fine Art, New York, New York

·      2015, National Oil Painters of America International Exhibition, Online

·      2015, Best of America, National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society, Honorable Mention 

·      2015, OPA Western Regional Juried Exhibition, Steamboat Springs, Colorado

·      2013, Annual Salon Exhibition, Gallery at Round Top, Texas

Professional Memberships

·      Signature Member, National Oil & Acrylic Painters of America (NOAPS)

·      Associate Member, Oil Painters of America (OPA)


           ·      Southwest Art Feature, April/May 2022: 




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