All of Podlach’s canvases – flowers, faces, and figures – are softly sensual. Layers of translucent glazes make them luminous. The characters are introspective and vulnerable; their backgrounds are full of lively details depicted with straightforward, childlike delight.
After graduating from Harvard, Podlach studied at the New York Studio School and the International School of Art in Umbria, and then at the New York Academy, where she earned her MFA. She has shown extensively in and around New York City as well as in New England, California, and Germany. She lives in Hampton Bays, New York.
“Each person is incredible. All of us have a rich inner life existing simultaneously with our outward appearance. We have profound thoughts; some we keep to ourselves, we are intelligent as well as sensual and vulnerable. I don’t consciously plan what I want to say, but over time, the things I believe in are reflected in my art.”