Marlene Gremillion is a sensitive person who enjoys life and her surroundings. She examines the beauty of nature especially in bright sunlight looking for the transparency in flowers and the shadows cast by objects onto another.
Texture plays a major role in her paintings along with color that expresses a mood and feeling seen in the subjects she puts to paper or canvas.
Marlene explores visually varied subjects as shown in her paintings and collages along with her jewelry creations in wire, metal and her new love polymer clay and precious metal clay.
Unable to put to words why she must create. “It’s like I’m a child with a new toy, each time I pick up a medium. I’ve just got to have fun and see if I can make something.”
Marlene is a signature member of Mid-Southern Watercolorists (Arkansas) and Louisiana Watercolor Society, and Arkansas Pastel Society, a charter member of Ouachita River Art Guild in West Monroe, Louisiana. She started the Ouachita Mountain Polymer Clay Guild November 2015.
Displaying at The Butler Center Gallery in Little Rock, Arkansas, Ouachita Artists, Mt. Ida, AR, and Artist Workshop Gallery.
Marlene has taught at National Park Community College (Continuing Education) Hot Springs, AR; Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock; Eureka Springs School of the Arts; Ozark Craft School, Mountain View, AR along with travel teaching.