Gloria Braxton, known warmly as Glori B. , was born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in a tight knit family who loved music, food and family gatherings. Growing up, having no experience as a visual artist , Glori B.’s interest in art was sparked in 2008 with her grandmother’s passing.
Braxton studied art and watercolor on her own for 1 year . Then decided to recreate her grandmother’s vibrancy, creating the piece Liz, after only a month of practice . The year following her mastery of the craft, she started a business taking commissions and sharing her gift with the world. Along with her paid clients, she has shown a commitment to donating artwork to families that have tragically lost loved ones. With this philanthropy she can dedicate twenty hours or more to a painting, just to bring healing to a family she may not know. Glori B's colorful and expressive works spans eleven years of artistic output. Her unique use of color and movement set her work apart from traditional watercolor art. She creates intimate paintings that range from self-portrait and portraits of loved ones, to scenes from her subject’s life.
In 2016, with the encouragement from a veteran artist she met while painting en plein air in Herbert Von King Park, Glori B., for the first time, showcased four paintings in the 2016 juried Fulton Art Fair Exhibit in Fulton Park. Amongst other veteran and junior artist, Glori B. notably won the title of second place. She again joined the exhibit the following year and won first place. Completely self-taught, her work shows a maturity and discipline comparable to that of a formally trained artist. Glori B.’s world view includes a vocabulary that describes the people around her in terms of color.
Where to Find Glori B. Artwork?
The artist known as Glori B. has her work in several private collections. She has exhibited in New York City at Restoration ART, The Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Building, Arts East NY Cultural Center, Joseph P. Adobo Federal Building, Bailey’s Café, TheArtHubNYC, St. Joseph’s College, and Fulton Art Fair. Recently she held her solo exhibit "Vibrant Voices: A Retrospective of Gloria Braxton Watercolors" at the South Oxford Space In Brooklyn, NY.
Glori B.'s mission is to continue to tell her stories through her watercolor art.
Where to Find Glori B., telling her stories through her watercolor art.