Marlene Gremillion, a Hot Springs Village, Arkansas artist, 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, photography, 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”.
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 and member of the International Society of Experimental Artists.
She recently organized the Ouachita Mountain Polymer Clay Guild in Arkansas. The only active guild in Arkansas. Marlene is a charter member of Ouachita River Art Guild in West Monroe, Louisiana, and member of Brush Strokes in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas. Her art is presented at Butler Center Gallery (Arkansas Studies Institute) Little Rock, AR; Backwoods Gallery El Dorado, AR; Artists’ Workshop Gallery, Hot Springs, AR; and Ouachita Artists Gallery, Mt. Ida, AR. Marlene is a signature member of Mid-Southern Watercolorists, Louisiana Watercolor Society and Arkansas Pastel Society.