Marianne recently retired as President of Glick Training Associates and now serves on the board of directors for the Glick Family Foundation, the Gene Glick Company, the Central Indiana Community Foundation, Community Health Network Foundation, United Way of Central Indiana and Ball State University.
Looking for a way to positively approach the winter months, Marianne began painting in September of 2005. Her love of gardening inspired many of her early paintings; she photographed her garden in the spring, summer and fall, and then continued to express her creativity and love of color by painting scenes from her garden even when the flowers were dormant. Most of her recent work is abstract. She often uses more than one medium in her work, combining watercolor, acrylic and some collage to create pieces that reflect her exuberant nature. “I have worked in a variety of media and am now focusing on acrylics. I enjoy the use of rich colors and textures in my work. Exploring the interplay between transparent & opaque, warm & cool, brush work and pouring fascinates me.” Her personal mission is to ignite, inspire and direct energy for positive action. Painting allows her to colorfully express her mission and hopefully bring joy to those who view them.
Marianne’s paintings have been accepted in juried competitions sponsored by the Hoosier Salon, California Art Day, Indianapolis Art Center, International Society of Acrylic Painters, International Society of Experimental Artists, Midwest Abstract National Exhibit, Watercolor Society of Indiana, and Women’s’ Works.
Marianne likes to donate paintings to benefit some of her favorite non-profit organizations. To date she has donated paintings or profits from paintings to Children’s Bureau of Indiana, Women’s Fund, Dress for Success, Prevent Blindness Indiana, Joy’s House, Girls, Inc., Make A Wish Foundation, Planned Parenthood, Indianapolis Symphony Chamber Orchestra and Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital.