Tag Archives: Marsha Glaziere

Friday Faves: Seattle On My Mind

13 Apr

If you’ve been reading Artsy Forager for a while, you may have noticed me mention the love my hubby & I have for Seattle.  He was living there when we began dating and although we’d known each other a long time before, it was in the Emerald City that we truly fell in love.  Exactly 2 years from this Sunday, I flew to Seattle to celebrate my birthday ( the 15th ) and George’s birthday ( the 11th ) and to truly test the waters after 12 years of friendship, 1year of online flirting and 1 month of long distance dating.  Not only did I fall madly in love with George, I fell hard for the city of Seattle.  So we’re heading there on Sunday to spend a few days soaking in the delights of our favorite city.  Needless to say, I’m pretty Seattle obsessed today.  Hope you enjoy these artists’ renditions of our city of love!

Snow White by Deborah Scott, oil and mixed media on canvas, 36×60

65th and Roosevelt by Julia Hensley, gouache collage on Bristol board, 9×12

 

Parallel Bars #1 by Michael Prince, mixed media, 40×30

From the Explorations of the Viaduct series by Marie Gagnon

Family Trio, Seattle by Robin Weiss, oil, 12×12

Deborah ScottJulia Hensley | Michael Prince | Marie Gagnon | Robin Weiss 

Have a fantastic weekend!  Posts will be going up as normal for the next few days, but I’ll only be online sporadically to answer questions and approve/respond to comments.  See you on Wednesday!

Featured image is The Original Starbucks at Pike Place Market, Seattle by Marsha Glaziere.  All images are via the artists’ websites.

Would You Like Art With Your Coffee?

8 Dec

It’s no secret that here in the Pacific Northwest, we love our coffee.  Caffiing up is taken very seriously around these parts.  Our coffee house experiences are not limited to the ubiquitous Starbucks.  The most wonderful, interesting coffee joints are the independent  shops, where they might roast their own beans onsite ( these are the places my hubby prefers ), the baristas are extremely knowledgeable and are generally a whole heckuvalotta fun.  So I was very excited that Seattle artist Marsha Glaziere has created a series of works inspired by the coffee houses of Puget Sound.  She’s put 13 of the series into a 2012 calendar, here’s a peek at the cover art:

Cover of Eclectic Coffee Houses of Puget Sound, a calendar featuring artwork by Marsha Glaziere

The calendar is a prelude to her upcoming book, eclectic COFFEE spots in Puget Sound, a “table coffee book”. ( Get it? 🙂 ) An excerpt from the book’s introduction gives us a peek into the driving force behind this new series:

“It is very hard, if not impossible, to live in the Pacific Northwest, specifically the Puget Sound region, and not become seduced by, and ultimately become part of, the pervasive coffee culture that thrives in this part of the country—come rain or shine. 

In our increasingly-fast-paced world of electronics, hyperactivity, and constant change, gathering with friends, even coffeehouse strangers, perhaps fulfills our deep-seated desire for community. Whether we engage in conversation or focus on a book, our computer or on the artwork exhibited, being anchored in the company of others may be as satisfying as a cup of coffee itself.”  

Joe Bar in Capitol Hill ( January )

As a lover of both independent coffee houses and Starbucks ( what can I say, I’m a sucker for their diabetic-coma inducing drinks ), I was so excited to see that Marsha had chosen to document these places that will surely be remembered as an important part of life and culture in the 21st century.

Diva Espresso in West Seattle ( June )

Marsha’s artistic style fits so well with her subject, the sketchy, seemingly fleeting movement of her lines, her use of negative space and primarily light washes of color provide a spontaneity and lightheartedness that seems perfect for capturing these modern day salons.

Espresso Vivace in Capitol Hill, Seattle ( September )

The Woods Coffee in Boulevard Park, Bellingham ( December )

This calendar is ideal for the art and/or coffee lover on your gift list!  You can see all thirteen calendar images and place your order here.  While you’re there, be sure to wander around the rest of Marsha’s website to see more of this artist’s incredible work.  And buy a calendar!  You’ll be checking someone off your shopping list AND supporting an artist.  Win-win!

Featured image is Starbucks, The Original at Pike Place Market ( March ).  All images are via the artist or her website.

Friday Forager Faves: Horsin’ Around

24 Jun

Artists have long held a fascination for horses.  Some of the earliest cave drawings were filled with equine imagery.  Modern artists are no different.  Today’s faves feature artists with a penchant for ponies.  Enjoy!

Maribel Angel

Thomas Hager

Marsha Glaziere

Jim Draper

Dolan Geiman

Laurie Pace

Happy Friday!  Hope your weekend is filled with lots of horsin’ around and such.

To see more work by these Friday Faves artists, check out their websites:

Maribel Angel

Thomas Hager

Marsha Glaziere

Jim Draper

Dolan Geiman

Laurie Pace

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