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Marlene Gremillion

 

Marlene joined Mid-Southern Watercolorists in 1991 and has been a valuable contributing artist and volunteer throughout her tenure. Marlene is this June's Featured Artist for her outstanding dedication to the watercraft community. She has elevated the stature of watercolor via education and her many works of art. She has held many workshops teaching abstraction, portraiture, and design. She has been integral in dispensing information. She designed and maintained the MSW website from its inception. She also implemented the google groups email chain. Marlene has been accepted into the Mid-Southern Watercolorists Annual Juried Exhibition eighteen times and won several awards. She is also a member of the Louisiana Watercolor Society.

As a Hot Springs Village Arkansas artist, Marlene enjoys creating and designing in many mediums and has done so for over 35 years. Texture, color and light play an important role in what she designs be it in Oil, pastel, watercolor, collage, glass, polymer clay or jewelry. She enjoys working, manipulating and creating with her hands and experiments to see if she can come out with a pleasing artistic piece. “It sort of reminds me of being a child at play. I just enjoy having fun along with it being therapeutic for me”.

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Marlene is active in the arts and enjoys teaching. “I enjoy watching others learn and get excited about creating their own works. As adults, we forget to have fun. I encourage students to do just that; you must enjoy what you are doing in order to be creative and then it shows in your works.” Marlene teaches at the National Park Community College in Continuing Education and at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock. She also enjoys traveling and teaching workshops. She is a registered teacher through the Arts on Tour with the Arkansas Arts Council Little Rock, AR. Marlene is in the Arkansas Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts'  2017-2018 Artists Registry.

She recently organized the Ouachita Mountain Polymer Clay Guild in Arkansas. Her works are in galleries throughout Arkansas. Marlene is a signature member of Mid-Southern Watercolorists, Louisiana Watercolor Society and Arkansas Pastel Society.