MARSHA GLAZIÈRE has been painting and sculpting for over thirty years, dividing her time between NW Washington and NE Florida. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Painting from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. Her post-graduate work includes:

  • Anatomical Study at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle
  • Advanced master painting study with Nathan Oliveira (of Stanford University)
  • Printmaking study with Michael Mazur (of Yale University).

She has taught painting and drawing at Pratt Fine Arts Center (Seattle), the University of North Florida (Jacksonville) and Florida International University (Miami). Dedicated to working with disadvantaged youth, Glazière received numerous Cultural Education Grants to serve as an Artist-In-Residence for Seattle Public Schools, working collaboratively with County and City Arts Commissions and various social service agencies. She piloted the Seattle Youth Employment Program in the Arts, under the auspices of the City of Seattle Arts Commission, Seattle Housing Authority, and HUD.

Glazière’s mixed media paintings, drawings and sculpture are contemporary, dynamic expressions that dramatically synthesize the recognizable in a semi-abstract mode.

She has exhibited her work and received numerous awards and commissions, both nationally and internationally. The murals she painted gratis for Grenada General Hospital (St. Georges, West Indies), working with Children’s Health Organization Relief and Educational Services (CHORES), are an exceptional achievement.

Glazière’s work is held in many public and private collections including:

  • The Museum of Art, Ft.Lauderdale, Florida
  • Regions Bank Collection
  • Nancy Hogshead, Olympic Gold Medalist
  • Scott Makar, Attorney General, State of Florida
  • Art Bank, Portable Works Collection, Pierce County, Washington
  • The Bolles School, Jacksonville, Florida
  • Parks Department, City of Jacksonville
  • Holland and Knight, Attorneys At Law
  • University of Washington, Seattle

The artist painting a mural in Oaxaca, Mexico

The artist painting a
mural in Oaxaca, Mexico

“The artist at play among the Live Oak trees while gathering artistic inspiration at Big Talbot Island, NE Florida—one of her favorite haunts.”