Born and raised in Ontario, Glenn Spicer received a BSc from the University of Guelph. For a while he put both his science background and his artistic abilities to work as a paleontology display artist sculpting dinosaur skulls with the Royal Ontario Museum and as a scientific illustrator for the Botany Department of the University of Guelph.
After his move to the West Coast, Spicer became a layout artist with the Vancouver Folk Music Festival, and gained experience as a research assistant and media lab manager with the Department of Communications, Media and Technology, Faculty of Education, UBC. His growing love of things artistic led him to complete three years at the Emily Carr College of Art and Design in Vancouver.
Spicer has since worked as a senior display artist for the Vancouver Aquarium, and now freelances as a sculptor and stained glass artist