Marian Brister Martinez's work encompasses a variety of mediums and subject matter, including oil on canvas figurative and landscape paintings, architectural pen and ink drawings, watercolors and traditional religious iconography.
She has designed publications for wetland awareness programs such as Turning the Tide, a Companion Teaching Guide in conjunction with the LPB film "Turning the Tide", Spirit of the Estuary: Using Art to Understand Ecology, Claude and Clawdette's Estuary Adventure and Louisiana Estuary Cuisine with Chef Brandon LeBlanc. She is published in Louisiana Laurels, a book of poetry and essays written and illustrated by Louisiana authors and artists.
She has been represented in galleries extending from Baton Rouge, LA, to McAllen, TX, has shown work state-wide and has exhibited in Washington D.C. Ms. Martinez is the recipient of the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana 2007 Coastal Stewardship Award and has been cited by Muse.org/Johns Hopkins University for her work on the "I Remember . . ." exhibit.