Marion Steele

Marion Steele — Textiles, mixed media and painting

I was born in mid Wales near to beautiful hills, countryside, and the rugged coasts of Cardigan Bay to a family who loved being creative. My love of painting and textiles began at a young age.

After teaching young children for many years, I now have the time to focus on my love of textiles. I draw inspiration from nature, particularly the countryside, sea and sky and love to experiment with colours, textures, fabrics and mixed media to create vibrant pieces of textile art.

On my travels I will often sketch, draw, paint and take photographs and before I begin a new piece whether it be abstract or representational, I will experiment further to allow me to see the colours and shapes within a piece.

I love colour and colours that blend, or contrast can lift, change, or make a textile piece. I colour mix and paint with pieces of fabric, yarn threads layering, overlapping, butting up together to get an effect I am happy with.

During lockdown I have been developing my mark making skills using paint, inks, charcoal, pastels etc with traditional and unusual tools and equipment which I hope to recreate on fabric etc.

Worcester Open Studios 2019
H-art 2019
Artistree Gallery – Ledbury
Garden’s Gallery – Cheltenham
No 8 – Pershore
The Weavers Gallery – Ledbury
The Dove Gallery – Winchcombe 2020