Mallery's work

" My artwork is influenced by my love of being outside and the peace it has always brought me. "
" I love painting mountains and trees because it allows me to truly look at the small details I would otherwise miss. "

What is the most intense outdoor adventure you've experienced?

I would have to say it was when I was in Glacier at the beginning of June; there was still TONS of snow and the hike we had planned on wasn’t recommended because of all the snow (the park ranger actually looked at us like we were idiots when she …

I would have to say it was when I was in Glacier at the beginning of June; there was still TONS of snow and the hike we had planned on wasn’t recommended because of all the snow (the park ranger actually looked at us like we were idiots when she asked what hike we were going to do!). But we had flown from Arizona and decided we’d be careful but go anyway! Well, a few miles into the hike we had to cross this part that was completely covered in snow with a steep 45-degree angle going straight down into a half frozen lake! Did I mention it was also raining/misting? We should’ve turned around but had planned on going so much farther, so we decided to continue on, and half way through I started slipping and fell down about 15 feet (luckily there was another 15-20 feet to the edge!) My friend came down and helped me back up and luckily held on to me the rest of the way! We finally got to where there were mini waterfalls EVERYWHERE falling off all the cliffs because of all the rain and snow melting; it was breathtaking!

How does nature and/or outdoor adventuring inspire your art?

Some of my most favorite memories are from hiking, camping, and exploring the outdoors with friends. Ever since I was a kid we would go camping as a family in summer and spend our winter days sledding. Anytime I enter a room I make it my top priority to sit …

Some of my most favorite memories are from hiking, camping, and exploring the outdoors with friends. Ever since I was a kid we would go camping as a family in summer and spend our winter days sledding. Anytime I enter a room I make it my top priority to sit by the window (I have to be able to look outside!); I actually didn’t accept a job because there were no windows in the room! I just love the beauty of outside and I try to capture that in my artwork.

Are there any nature enthusiasts/outdoor adventurists that particularly inspire you?

Kylie Fly is one of my favorite adventure/outdoor photographers because she immerses herself in the outdoors and it definitely inspires me.

Kylie Fly is one of my favorite adventure/outdoor photographers because she immerses herself in the outdoors and it definitely inspires me.

What music accompanies you outdoors?

Usually no music mostly because I would be freaked out if something was rustling in the bushes and I couldn’t hear it! 😉

Usually no music mostly because I would be freaked out if something was rustling in the bushes and I couldn’t hear it! 😉

Favorite meal to eat in the backcountry?

Those tuna cans where it already has mayo in it and comes with crackers!

Those tuna cans where it already has mayo in it and comes with crackers!

What is your most prized piece of gear?

My skis! I started skiing about 4 years ago (before that I snowboarded) and just love being able to throw my skis in the car and go.

My skis! I started skiing about 4 years ago (before that I snowboarded) and just love being able to throw my skis in the car and go.

What is your favorite place to get outside?

In wintertime it’s definitely skiing, I like Brighton here in Utah. Favorite National Park would definitely be Glacier, I spent my 22ndbirthday with a group of friends car camping and hiking every day!

In wintertime it’s definitely skiing, I like Brighton here in Utah. Favorite National Park would definitely be Glacier, I spent my 22ndbirthday with a group of friends car camping and hiking every day!

If you had to choose: While out and about in nature, would you rather have?

Wine or chocolate?
Chocolate!
Best friend or favorite shoes?
Best friend!
Chapstick or blister tape?
That is such a hard one! I want to say Chapstick because I have to have it every hour but I have had the pain of blisters hiking 16 miles down the Narrows so I guess I’d pick blister tape!



Wine or chocolate?

Chocolate!

Best friend or favorite shoes?

Best friend!

Chapstick or blister tape?

That is such a hard one! I want to say Chapstick because I have to have it every hour but I have had the pain of blisters hiking 16 miles down the Narrows so I guess I’d pick blister tape!