"Marlene Steele shows fresh figure studies from life. You can feel the artist's joy in a well executed painting."
The Cincinnati Enquirer,
"Cincinnati Artists Exhibit Their Styles in Watercolors"
From an exhibit containing examples of beautifully executed traditional works — notable works being Marlene Steele's Michelangelo-esque Rest at the Bench,… works that delve into new explorations of the body own the exhibition and open the viewer's eyes to the allure of the unidealized modern figure."