Marcia is a music graduate of McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana. She served six years as a U.S. Navy officer, civilian mid-management in the U.S. and abroad. She began painting while stationed in Saudi Arabia from 1983-1993. Marcia was able to attend workshops in Italy, England, and later she went on to pursue art in Houston, Texas before returning to Lake Charles.
Ms Dutton has won numerous awards and her paintings hand in several foreign countries and the United States. She prefers painting portraits and live models. She is a member of ALA, Gallery by the Lake.